Individual therapy is an effective treatment for a number of emotional and mental challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, and PTSD/trauma. Individual therapy can help increase your understanding of your thought and behavior patterns, which leads to healthier behaviors, communication, and an overall greater sense of well-being.
Learning how to manage stress, interpersonal difficulties, and troubling situations with effective strategies creates harmony in your life and your relationships with others.
Managing an eating disorder can be a long-term challenge. You may need to check in with members of your treatment team regularly, even if your eating disorder and related health problems are under control.
If you have finished your treatment and need therapeutic support to maintain gains, you've come to the right place. I can help you refine your problem-solving and coping skills and provide ongoing support while you strengthen your body and mind.
I specialize in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, grief, and maintenance counseling after treatment for eating disorders.
Counseling is a collaborative process. The therapeutic relationship between you and me is essential in helping you find new and effective ways of navigating your challenges and reaching your goals. Seeking help is a brave step, and I will meet you where you are with empathy, compassion, acceptance, and appreciation for the uniqueness that makes you who you are.
It is my pleasure to serve as a Board Member for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA), a "professional organization working exclusively to meet the needs of Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Washington State."
I earned my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Puget Sound and my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Saint Martin's University. My graduate education follows the CACREP standards, ensuring relevant and high-quality mental health counselors' standards.
My therapy style is integrative, which means I draw from many theoretical orientations to tailor therapy that is just right for you and your concerns. I consider the whole person and acknowledge that we have emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual parts. Long-lasting healing comes from understanding how these parts work together and allowing for the adaptation of therapy to your needs.
In my free time, you'll find me reading, meditating, working on home improvement projects, spending time with my family and friends, or taking a walk with our Labradors.