MA, LMHCA, 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 Associate in the State of Washington LMHCA #: MC60881858. My work is supervised by Leah Gardner, MS, LMHC #: LH 00005800. I am also a licensed Substance Use 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, EMDR, CBT+, CBTp, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Lifespan Integration, Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, and Mindfulness.
I am an active member of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. I have been engaging in mindfulness practice for over 15 years. Deepening my understanding of psychology is a never-ending journey; my current educational endeavor is with The Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.