I am a mental health therapist in practice since 2000. I work with individuals - kids, teens, and adults and families. I work with all genders and sexualities. I provide supervision, consultation, and trainings.
My specialties include working with kids and teens, domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, those with anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, and survivors of trauma.
Respecting and using therapeutic approaches from a variety of perspectives, my approach is primarily informed by EMDR therapy (For more info on EMDR, see www.emdria.org ) , ego state work, and mindfulness. 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.
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.
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.
Professional to Professional
I provide trainings catered to professionals working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 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.
I am a Washington State approved supervisor.