Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
My name is Averry and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. I help couples and families navigate their current life or relational struggle to unify and redirect their energies into an agreed upon solution. I understand that over time through routine, work, and children, relationships may lose their meaning. Some of my specialty work includes assisting partners in hitting the refresh button by helping navigate difficult conversations to assist in growth, empathy, and intimacy within the relationship, and to improve communication. My goal is to help couples and families become a team; working towards the same goal, as opposed to focusing on the problem and working as individuals in a system pitted against one another. I also support individuals in mending their self-compassion by discovering the unhelpful patterns that are active in their life; and assist them in developing the skills to break the negative cycles, better their quality of life, and alter their mindset surrounding their problems.
I am a believer in honesty, playfulness, curiosity, and direct communication, and encourage clients to engage with these characteristics during session. I have been told that my calmness within the thickness of the session, and my being challenging to promote growth is encouraging. I often use humor to help clients feel comfortable in expressing themselves, and encourage them to be comfortable and compassionate with their authenticity. I am also a woman of color, and understand for those with diverse backgrounds, that finding a therapist of color is difficult; so I extend a warm invitation to people from all cultures to join me in therapy.