top of page

Two Years and One Degree Later

Updated: Mar 23, 2021

It’s been a while. I am, undoubtedly, an entirely different person than I was when I posted my first article on this blog. Because it has been so long, I have hidden other blog posts, because I wanted to entirely revamp this blog and begin anew. So what have I been up to? And what am I writing a blog for? 

I graduated with my Master of Science in Child Development and Family Studies, with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy in December of 2017, from Purdue University Northwest (previously known as Purdue University Calumet). After graduation, I worked for a few months, but moved back to Michigan (my home state) in March 2018. I am now actively seeing clients as a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LLMFT) in Rochester, MI.

Throughout my time in graduate school, I focused on the things I am most interested in: non-traditional relationship styles, sexuality, and gender. I presented posters at national and state-level conferences with titles such as, “Sex Education and Collaborative Work Within Marriage and Family Therapy,” “Navigating Relational Issues in Polyamorous Relationships: A Structural Family Therapy Approach,” and “Feminist Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and the Sexual Empowerment of Women.” These posters were all based on papers I had written in graduate classes (and I am still working on getting some of them published in an academic journal). Other papers I wrote in classes included “Unique Factors in Transgender Couple Relationships and Affairs” and “The Ethics of Working with BDSM Relationships in Therapy.” Last, but certainly not least, I completed my Masters Thesis entitled, “Marriage and Family Therapists’  Attitudes and Perceptions of Polyamorous Relationships.”  I tell you this to show the amount of research, time, and passion I have put into increasing my knowledge around these topics.

Now that I have graduated, I am still consistently learning. I am now free to read about the topics I truly care about and specialize in those issues. I am increasing my knowledge-base every day. I have grown both personally and professionally, and I am excited to share the things I have learned with my clients, my readers, and the people around me.

So what will this blog be about? I have completely revamped it, from the title to the format to the content. I will continue to focus on the same topics I wrote about in graduate school. I will be sharing information about non-traditional relationship styles, sexuality, and gender. I intend to discuss these topics from my feminist, solution-focused, and mindful perspective. It is my hope that this blog will also grow, change, and adapt as I do. If my own identity impacts my ability to see things clearly, or if I offend a reader in any way, I ask that you let me know so that I can continue to educate myself and be more mindful in the future. Thank you in advance, and I hope you will find this blog helpful!


7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

We all know the feeling. When we meet someone new whom we’re interested in, and we have a sudden rush of energy – emotionally, romantically, and sexually. It may feel like this person can do no wrong,

Meeting your partner’s other partner can be very stressful. It can be uncomfortable to spend time with the person whom you know is also dating your partner. For some people, meeting a metamour is a na

Mindfulness is the act of being fully present in your daily life, paying attention to your five senses, and not being overly reactive to things that are happening around you [1]. You are being mindful

bottom of page