* Please note: I am currently full, and not accepting new clients through my Eastside offices. I do have availability at Summit Veterinary Referral Center in Tacoma, for specific areas of focus. Please contact me for available counseling time slots and fees.
I work with:
- Individuals (adolescents, adults, seniors)
Areas of Focus:
- Anticipatory Loss
- Life Transitions
- Life Balance
- Caregiver Support
- Co-Occurring Mental Health/Substance Use
I offer a highly personalized approach, which is tailored to work in close partnership and collaboration with clients. My therapeutic style is authentic, relational, integrative and supportive. I am present and connected with each client and listen with compassion and curiosity, while always working from a holistic lens. I believe that each of us have inherent strengths and inner resiliency which are powerful tools for change and healing. Working from a strengths-based perspective, I integrate my knowledge and training in a variety of approaches in order to meet the specific needs of each client. Theoretical frameworks that I draw upon include: systems theory, narrative, existential, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral; and experiential modalities such as animal-assisted, nature and art therapy. I meet clients where they are at and build upon strengths, as well as offer different perspectives to help discover new ways of thinking and being in life. I also help clients explore meaning-making and cognitive reconstruction, particularly during challenging and life-altering experiences.
"Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves...and so I chose to tell myself a different story"
- Cheryl Strayed
Walk & Talk Sessions:
My office is located adjacent to the Sammamish River Trail in Marymoor Park. This is an option for individuals who are interested in exploring integration of nature therapy, are more comfortable in an outdoor setting, and/or prefer incorporating movement into sessions. (Weather permitting).
This service accommodates those who are located in the area but have challenging schedules, or have difficulty arranging transportation to the office.
Pet Loss Support Sessions:
I offer counseling sessions specifically for individuals who are experiencing anticipatory grief, bereavement, or who are caregiving a beloved companion animal. Losing a beloved animal can be a devastating and disenfranchised experience resulting in many people not receiving the validation, normalization, or support they need. With a joint specialty in grief and veterinary social work, and being a devoted pet parent who has navigated these issues I provide a safe, empathetic and supportive space for individuals to process, navigate and cope.