I support individual adults, couples, teens and children navigating the human condition. Depression, anxiety, mood disorders, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, addictions in self or others, trauma, illness, chronic pain, grief, stages of life, and stressful social conditions are common concerns. If you are experiencing any of these, therapy can be helpful! I also focus on…
The word psychotherapy comes from the combination of the ancient Greek words psyche which originally meant “soul” and the action word therapeuin which meant to “tend or render service.”
I approach our work together with a depth perspective, understanding each soul requires care and tending in times of conflict, heartbreak, trauma, or any other form of physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual suffering.
Together, we will create a flexible, individually tailored plan to honor your immediate needs and reach short and long-term counseling goals. Therapy is an alchemical process, utilizing art and science. My favorite “ingredients” include:
LMHC: I am licensed by the Washington Department of Health as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor # LH61107488
LPC: I am also licensed by the State of Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists # C7080.
MA: I earned a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Individual Clinical Counseling, and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
M.Ed. I hold a Master’s in Education with an emphasis on Instruction and Curriculum and a focus on facilitating conceptual change and parent-teacher collaboration from the University of Washington.
As a credentialed elementary school teacher with over twenty-two years in education, I specialized in cross-cultural cognitive and language development and designing academic interventions for struggling students. I have additional education and experience in Early Child Development, have taught preschool through eighth grade, and worked as an educational consultant. This background helps me support parents and educators and adult clients who may be revisiting childhood events to better understand the direction their life paths have taken.
For over a decade, I have facilitated women’s personal growth in women’s circles and led writers’ workshops for adults and children.
It is a joy and a privilege for me to offer and engage in empathetic, ethical, and effective therapy—for you or your relationship.
I ascribe to the ethics and guidelines of the (ACA) American Counseling Association, the (AMHCA) American Mental Health Association, and (WPATH) World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
I am a member of the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies, The Mental Health Resource and Education Network, and various professional organizations and consultation groups. I support the work and mission of the Greater Than Hate Coalition. Homepage - Greater Than Hate