Through my training and clinical experience I have developed clinical interests in the following areas:
LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families
Cross-cultural, Multi-ethnic Families
JMB Therapy provides the following mental health services:
For more information regarding each type of service, click the link above or scroll down to the appropriate section of the page.
While a majority of my clients are part of the LGBT community, I provide an affirming environment for people of all walks of life. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues such as depression, anxiety, grief counseling, parent support, trauma and abuse, life transitions, and beyond. I offer an individualized therapy experience in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. Everyone is unique and their therapy experience should be reflective of that individuality.
Individual therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client to facilitate change and improve the quality of life for the individual. This process is traditionally known as "talk therapy". I work with each client to establish unique goals catered to their specific needs. I encourage frequent feedback in order to ensure the process is collaborative and helpful. I use an eclectic mix of approaches influenced by family systems theories. My work pulls heavily from narrative therapy, experiential therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Child and Adolescent Therapy
Child and adolescent therapy addresses concerns regarding functioning at home, school, or with family. I work with children as young as age 4 using a variety of play therapy, experiential, and attachment techniques. In addition to traditional "talk therapy", I incorporate games, drawing, writing, journaling, and other creative interventions to best suit the needs of my clients. I strive to work with clients to achieve their treatment goals, while also fostering improved communication and connection among family members.
Couple and Relational Therapy
Conflicts often arise in relationships with loved ones which can heavily impact our daily lives. Couple and relational therapy provides assistance for those struggling with conflict in their marriage, between family members, as co-parents, or with other important figures in their life. My work with couples and other dyads is influenced by exploring ways to rebuild and reconnect attachment relationships as well as learning tools for improved communication techniques.
Family therapy is crucial for resolving conflicts within the family system. This process typically includes as many family members as needed to address the major conflicts addressed in the therapy process. Working with the family is also a crucial part of work with children and adolescents, as the family plays an important role in their lives and their functioning.
Group therapy can be a powerful and valuable experience. Not only does group therapy bring a sense of validation and understanding amongst peers, but can also lead to enhancement of social skills, awareness of how one's behaviors impact relationships, and improved coping skills. Group therapy is comprised of both education/skill building and processing time. This processing time offers the ability to experience support, give support, and examine your own beliefs about yourself and the world around you. Current groups available:
-Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth
To inquire about group therapy, or to suggest a new group, please contact me here
I am happy to announce that teletherapy services are now available. Teletherapy allows those that may not have access to reliable transportation, need a little extra flexibility, or live in an area where mental health services are scarce, to meet with me online for therapy services. I utilize HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing software in order to maintain confidentiality and protection of your medical information. The software is easy to use and is available for all web browsers and most smart phones. I do require an in-office appointment before beginning teletherapy services in order to be certain that teletherapy services are a good fit. Please note I can only treat clients living in the state of Kansas.