Office address: 7829 Stroud Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Education, Certification and Professional Associations
Degrees and Certifications
- Seattle University
MA in Pastoral Studies/Counseling – Seattle, WA
- Antioch University
BA in Psychology – San Francisco, CA
- Cascadia Learning Certified Adoption and Foster Care Therapist – Seattle, WA
Memberships and Affiliations
- Washington Mental health Counselors Association
- Northwest Family Life Counseling
Licenses to Practice and Registrations
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LH60186383)
Scope of Practice
For over 20 years I have worked with individuals, couples, and families who need help making changes, establishing new skills, discovering solutions, and seeking personal growth. I am skilled in treating a wide range of issues including anxiety, trauma, depression, learning issues, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, coping with physical illnesses, addiction, and cultural adjustment. I also specialize in working with individuals with learning disabilities, as well as working with family members affected by a child diagnosed with developmental disabilities, helping families lower stress, cultivate resilience and confidence, and establish more successful ways of being together.
Therapeutic Technique and Methodology
In my work I utilize a combination of different therapeutic approaches, including object-relations, gestalt, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, motivational interviewing and psycho-education. When working with couples, I often use the Gottman approach, which I find to be a very effective modality to help with working through relationship concerns and in helping partners to reconnect with each other.
Range of Focus
- Addictive / Compulsive Behaviors
- Adoption / Foster Care Issues
- Anger Management
- Career / Life Goals
- Chronic Illness
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Depressive Disorders
- Domestic Violence
- Executive Functioning Issues
- Learning Disorders and Related Grief
- Postpartum Depression
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Skills
- Stress & Coping
- Life Transition Counseling
- Abuse / Trauma / PTSD Counseling
- Adoption and Foster Care Counseling
- Executive Functioning / Learning Disorders Counseling
- Anxiety Counseling
- Depression Counseling
- Marriage Counseling
- Spirituality Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- Drug /Alcohol Counseling
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Values and Philosophy
I can work with you to help decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, move through loss and grief, process and resolve issues of trauma and abuse, adjust to life changes, and improve your relationships. Your willingness and readiness to make change is the strongest indicator of a successful outcome, and the time frame and process for that success can be tailored to address your particular concerns and goals. Internal and external resources will be identified to help cultivate the confidence to make desired choices, improve interpersonal skills, and strengthen support systems. Throughout the process, periods of emotional pain and despair will be explored in a safe, collaborative relationship, providing significant opportunities for healing and growth.
Payment Information and Hours
Please contact me regarding my hours and rates.
Consultations may be in person or by phone.
Counseling sessions are covered by many insurance companies under “Out of Network” providers: an insurance form receipt is given at the time of service so that you may turn it into your insurance company for reimbursement if you choose. Please contact your insurance provider to confirm details, such as how much will be reimbursed.
Payment is expected at the time of service either by check or cash.