Ms. Southworth is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a divorce mediator, with more than 30 years’ experience. She is trained in EMDR, a form of therapy that is helpful in reprocessing difficult memories and emotions. Ms. Southworth is also the Director of CFR’s Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, which is Council’s training program for Masters level therapists and clergy seeking advanced skills and/or licensure in marriage and family therapy.
A former family law lawyer, she feels fortunate to have found a professional niche that is so personally satisfying and meaningful, and she is honored to collaborate with clients for the purpose of improving their lives. She seeks to help clients by supporting them in clarifying their goals for therapy, and creating a safe space in which to understand and accept themselves as they are, while working towards growth and change. She brings warmth, openness and humor to her therapeutic work.
She specializes in working with motivated, thoughtful people who feel stuck in some important aspect of their lives and want to find a way forward that is true to who they are, and to the values that matter to them. Her clinical practice encompasses a range of issues, including personal growth, development of self, identity and resilience, gender-role and power conflicts, and life transitions including bereavement, loss, grief and divorce-related issues. Ms. Southworth also has an aptitude for and interest in working with people in the arts and other creative fields.
When working with divorcing and divorced families, she uniquely combines her clinical and legal training to serve as therapist, co-parenting counselor, or mediator.
Ms. Southworth is willing to talk with new clients about the potential for a lower hourly rate dependent on that client’s income; please reach out by phone or email to have a discussion with her. More information about fees can be found here.