ID (Image description for DeafBlind and blind people): 46 y.o. cis-woman with brown hair and blonde highlights a black dress with a light blue scarf. She is sitting on a rock. There is a pond behind her with a tree to her left.
I am a mental health therapist in practice since 2000. I work with individuals - kids, teens, and adults. I work with all genders and sexual orientations. I also provide supervision, consultation, and trainings.
Therapy is very much about the relationship between the therapist and the client. It's a place to learn to develop trust in an atmosphere of acceptance. The rapport we develop is the first step to beginning the process of your healing.
My specialties include working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, and survivors of trauma.
I look at therapy through a social justice and anti-oppression lens. I believe counseling should offer a safe, non-judgmental opportunity to explore and discover a path to your own place of peace. The goal is wholeness and being present to your life.
Respecting and using therapeutic approaches from a variety of perspectives, my approach is primarily informed by EMDR therapy , ego state work, implementing what we know of the neurobiology of trauma, and mindfulness. For more information about these approaches please click on the tabs above. I prioritize remaining person-centered and trauma informed, which basically just means that our sessions are about you and what you want and that I avoid pathologizing behaviors and feelings that could be the result of a traumatic experience.
Trainings, Consultation, Supervision
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I provide trainings catered to professionals working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma reactions in general. I am passionate about the topics of self care, vicarious trauma, trauma informed care, and therapy approaches with trauma survivors. I am available for 1:1 or group trainings and consultations.
I am a Washington State approved supervisor with experience supervising other therapists since 2003'ish. I approach supervision as a collaborative activity where the supervisee can discover what approach(es) and strategies work best for them and their clientele.
My office is at the Saturn Building, 3417 Evanston Ave N, Suite 207, Seattle, WA 98103
Parking: parking lot. Bus accessible.
At times, I bring my little co-therapist, ZaZa (pictured to the left. ID: 46 y.o. cis-woman with brown hair and blonde highlights wearing a black dress with a light blue scarf. Brown 4 yr old, 40 lb dog with her paws on the woman's lap. Her head in the woman's hands.).