Helping you find calm and peace when life becomes too much.
I am a licensed mental health therapist and I have an office location in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle.
Therapy is a way to gain clarity and self-understanding. Healing happens as we cultivate acceptance and compassion for ourselves and our human tendencies. It is an ongoing process of engaging with our experiences from a place of curiosity and gentleness. Aspects of my therapy include deep listening to understand your reality; building your capacity to be present with your physical, emotional and mental states and helping you define your values and needs. My style is intuitive, caring, and therapeutically integrative. I believe we learn patterns of behavior unconsciously throughout our life, and continue them until they no longer serve us. Our symptoms are most often adaptations to what we have experienced; they help us to survive and protect us from our internal pain but over time these patterns can create more suffering and perpetuate cycles of stress and shame that serve to keep the symptoms alive. Together we can work to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
“I’d finally come to understand what it had been: a yearning for a way out, when actually what I had wanted to find was a way in.”
I Specialize In:
I specialize in helping individuals heal and integrate various aspects of themselves after stressful life change, trauma, hurtful relationships, and early attachment wounds. I can help make sense of the pain, and help you to begin to make sense of your internal landscape.
Tailored To Your Needs
I can offer a therapeutic partnership that is validating and explores the meanings in these patterns as well as offer practical mindfulness and cognitive based skills. I believe that when we are supported with safely exploring underlying fears, negative perceptions, or other disruptive patterns we can develop more awareness of ourselves, our relationships, and the things we truly value. This approach creates a safe place to explore, learn, grow, and take action.
I earned my a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Seattle University in 2003 with a focus on Existential Phenomenological therapy. I offer a client-centered and strengths-based approach to working with adults and adolescents. I am trained in several modalities including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for adults with PTSD. Continue Reading