M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy | Auburn University
B.S. in Family & Child Sciences and Psychology | Florida State University
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT001909) GA
I have completed advanced training and continue to train in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), a highly effective, evidence-based form of therapy for relationship issues. I have additional training in: Gottman Couples Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Structural Therapy, and Sex Therapy; all of which are evidence-based models.
I have conducted and published research on the forgiveness process in marriage:
Jensen, J. F., Rauer, A., & Johnson, A. L. (2021). Better to Forgive or to Forget? Marital Transgressions and Forgiveness in Older Couples. Journal of Social, Behavioral, & Health Sciences. 15 (1) 293-308.
Guest Lecturer at University of Georgia, Human Development and Family Science Dept. on EFT & Intimate Relationships.
Areas of Expertise:
I work with adults of all ages but specialize in young adults and the sometimes unique stressors that accompany those in their 20s and 30s.
· Intimacy/Increasing Connection
· Conflict Resolution
· Relationship Transitions
· Pre-Marital Counseling
· Life Transitions
· Family Issues
· Relationship & Friendship Issues
· Post-graduation issues
I use a clear and collaborative approach to help navigate your struggles. My clients appreciate my straightforwardness balanced with humor and empathy. I tailor my approach to each client to meet your needs and personality (it is a bonus if you love the Enneagram!).
Outside of Therapy:
In addition to private practice, I am passionate about relationship and mental health education in the community. I have presented psychoeducation to middle school and high school students on topics such as anxiety, depression, social media, and healthy relationships. Additionally, I enjoy leading premarital therapy and education groups.
I enjoy hiking, camping, and traveling with my husband and son. I am a lover of the mountains, lattes, and baking.
Let’s see if we’re a fit! Email me at [email protected] or call 404.618.0601 so we can schedule a free of charge consultation to chat about the process a little more.