About My Clients
I work with individuals and couples and have gotten the most positive feedback as a therapist from clients who have been struggling with attachment issues, depression, anxiety, aging, grief/loss, life transitions, and low self-esteem.
My Background and Approach
As a therapist, I believe in helping people look without judgment at all sides of themselves to deepen their self understanding and acceptance. I work from an object-relations background. Simply put, this means I start from a place of wanting to understand some of your primary relationships, how they have shaped your view of the world, and how that viewpoint may be impacting your current relationships. I take a client-centered approach , meaning I allow you to lead the way and always encourage feedback about what feels most helpful. I integrate some cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, somatic and EMDR techniques as well giving a tailored approach for each client depending on their unique needs. In my work as a couple’s therapist, I draw from the research of John and Julie Gottman in helping couples find a path forward.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I have extensive experience working with people who struggle with suicidal thoughts. I started my career in mental volunteering for the King County Crisis line and have spent the last 4 years working as a mental health crisis responder helping individuals in my community who are in a mental health crisis. I have experience with both veterans and refugees of war. I volunteered at the Refugee Women’s Alliance and during my first several years as a mental health clinician, many of my clients were Bosnian war refugees. I also spent several years working primarily with older adults and am passionate about helping people in this stage of life as I feel our society does not adequately care for our older adult population. I am a Returned Peace Corps volunteer who has dedicated much of my life thus far to public service.