PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELING
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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 perseverance, 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-based therapy. I meet clients where they are at and build upon strengths, as well as offer different perspectives to help discover and embrace new ways of thinking and being in life. I also help clients explore meaning-making particularly during challenging and life-altering experiences.
Please see my “Counseling Fees and Scheduling” webpage for fee breakdowns.
Walk & Talk Counseling Sessions:
My office is located right off of the Sammamish River Trail/Park in Redmond. This is an option for individuals who are interested in exploring integration of nature-based therapy, are more comfortable in an outdoor setting, and/or prefer incorporating movement into sessions. (Weather permitting).
Pet Bereavement Counseling Sessions:
I offer specialized counseling sessions for clients who are animal caregivers experiencing anticipatory loss, navigating a chronic or terminal disease with their beloved animal, or coping with bereavement. Losing a beloved animal can be a devastating, life-altering and even disenfranchised experience resulting in many people not receiving the validation, normalization, or support they truly need. As a professional and a devoted pet parent myself who has navigated these issues, I provide a safe, empathetic and supportive space for clients to process, navigate, and find meaning, growth and even transformation through their loss.
"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