Temma Knight, AMFT
Temma chose to pursue a career in Marriage and Family Therapy because she enjoyed working with children, families, and individuals as they explore and discover who they are and what they are capable of. She believes each person deserves to have someone come alongside with them and be a safe space for self-exploration, while allowing them to feel seen and heard in a way that can help them to heal as they develop a connection and understanding. Temma feels that this understanding provides insight into how we experience and interact with the world around us. She believes that being honest and genuine fosters a collaboration that builds an environment where the client can feel safe while finding healing, growth, and balance.
Temma considers her approach to therapy as client-centered and systems based. She likes to look at the family system and how the client functions within that unit as a way of gaining insight into how the client perceives their environment and how it guides their relationships. While collaborating with her clients, their needs guide the direction and pace of therapy. It is her goal for them to feel comfortable as they work to develop the tools and skills that will best allow them to achieve their goals in a way that is specific to each client’s needs.
Temma has experience working with men, women and children, young adults, families, and foster youth with a broad range of presenting problems. She really enjoys collaborating with women and families in the perinatal process through postpartum, and all age demographics dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and sleep problems, while keeping careful consideration of cultural concerns and practices.
When working with Temma, you can expect to be met with a warm and supportive person who wants to help you reach your full potential. She is open, honest, and kind.