MA, LMHC, SUDP
I am a psychodynamic, relational, and experiential therapist. I treat a range of problems: mood
disorders, psychosis, and other forms of distress; I specialize in treatment of trauma. My work with clients is integrative, humanistic and client centered. I help clients uncover, understand, and metabolize their deeper motivations and emotions. As they become aware of their subconscious, they discover clarity and choice, and their lives begin to change.
I support clients with emotional regulation, interpersonal communication, and learning mindfulness. My work aims to nourish, support and ground through connection, compassion, and awareness.
I am a master's level Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington, LMHC #: LH61141780. I am also a certified Substance User Disorder Professional, SUDP #: CP60616352.
Like yours, my life is complex and always changing. I have worked in cafes, advertising, early childhood education, out-patient clinics, and public schools. I have experienced betrayal, violence, & loss of beloveds. I know how it is to fail. I know what addiction feels like. I am familiar with feeling alone in a crowd, scared in my own home; not having enough to get by.
I have also experienced deep love, connection, loyalty, joy, safety, success, and empowerment. I know recovery well and understand there are many ways to get there. When I am not working, I like to spend my time engaging with music, exercise, cooking, reading, family, writing, creating art, in meditation and study. I love drinking tea and an occasional coffee.
After completing my graduate program in psychology, specializing in
counseling from the LIOS program at Saybrook University, I have
been trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Trauma Resiliency
Model (TRM), EMDR, CBT+, CBTp, Internal Family Systems (IFS),
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Lifespan Integration,
Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Mindfulness ,
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Gabor
Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry, and Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR).
I am an active member of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. I have been engaging in mindfulness practice for over 17 years. Deepening my understanding of psychology is a never-ending journey, currently I am participating in a yearlong immersive study of Interpersonal Neurobiology (INPB), designed by Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT.