*In person intensive therapy spots available February 15/16/17 or March 1/2/3. Click here to learn more.
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed mental health therapist, school psychologist and school counselor. I am EMDR certified and trained in clinical hypnosis, and through this work I have seen people heal from extensive wounds and move into thriving. I help people who are struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression or connection with others regain a sense of wholeness and connection. I believe you are resilient, and well-timed therapy and support can help you identify your strengths and values so you can move into the life you desire.
Therapeutic Modalities: You are naturally wired for healing, and I use techniques that will reset your mind and body for optimal mental health. I view my work through an adaptive information processing model. I frequently use aspects of clinical Hypnosis, EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and ACT. I emphasize the therapeutic relationship in every meeting because it is such an important element in healing. I am trained and am working towards certification in clinical hypnosis and I’m finding it to be extremely beneficial for helping my clients quickly experience relaxation and healing. I will also interweave education in our sessions to help you understand how your brain reacts to stress and how to heal from it. If you have skill deficits, I’ll give you direct instruction in work, school, or social skills as needed.
Trauma: I want you to know that we can HEAL your trauma. Behaviors that look to others like anger, opposition to authority, people pleasing or extreme avoidance are actually self-protection. You might turn inward after a trauma, restricting your experiences and behaviors to avoid further danger or pain, which leads to a smaller existence. You don’t need to do that anymore. I believe that if you lived through something horrifying, you are already resilient! You are a survivor. We will work together to move you to a place where you can lean in and engage with the world around you without fear. If you have experienced something traumatic, I want to help you neutralize your painful memories. Please visit my EMDR page to learn more.
I hold a special place in my heart for parents who are raising children with disabilities or neuro-differences. No child comes with a parenting manual, but children with unique needs require a parent to be concstantly flexible and creative in their interactions with their children. What works one day may not work the next. Daily routines can be exhausting. You may feel judged by other parents when your child doesn’t develop at the same rate as their peers. You may feel blamed by teachers when your child is perceived as a “behavior problem” when, in fact, they are flooded and overwhelmed by school. The result of this is often compounded parental stress, self-blame, anxiety and trauma that feels relentless. Addressing your own negative self statements regarding your own parenting is of paramount importance.
I am very excited to meet you and start the important work of helping you grow and thrive!
*Evaluations: I am not conducting evaluations at this time.
- Telehealth – Anywhere in WA state