I am deeply gladdened that you are pursuing the important work of counseling; it is a superb avenue for personal and relational transformation. I believe in this work and facilitate it with clients because I truly love people, and I am fascinated by their stories.
As a therapist, I believe in every person´s potential to be loved and loving, mature, and emotionally and psychologically free. That vision guides my practice, and it is the foundation upon which I help clients attain the unique goals for which they seek counseling. For nearly twenty years in the fields of social work and mental health counseling, I have witnessed individuals, couples, families, and groups finding the hope, healing, and relational restoration they needed to live more whole and vibrant lives.
I utilize a variety of therapeutic models in my work, though I primarily operate from psychodynamic and feminist orientations.
My specialties include:
- Women´s issues (including relationships, body image disorders, depression, and anxiety)
- Healing from religious abuse
- Children of narcissists
- Growing into selfhood
- The impact of culture and social systems on women´s development and self-understanding
Read more about my education, advanced training, and experience
. While my practice is quite frequently full, I am proud to refer you to a quality alternative for a fraction of the cost through MEND Seattle, a business I co-founded, which offers low-cost counseling services to adolescent girls and women. While I no longer provide services there, graduate counseling students look forward to working with you at below customary rates; in exchange, they are provided clinical supervision by seasoned practitioners. Learn more about MEND Seattle