My deepest desire is to be a safe person for you as we discover, explore, process pain, attune, and travel to wholeness and peace together.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Vancouver, WA
Supervised by Jenny White #LH60354447
Relationship work is truly my jam. I love sitting with couples, actively listening, and doing my best to help partners become emotionally safe and intimately connected with one another. I work with couples navigating the painful road of betrayal trauma, infidelity and broken bonds as well as just needing to rekindle passion and connection that seems lost. I believe there is hope and healing for all who choose to do the work of exploration, resolving conflicts and choosing connection.
Emotionally focused therapy is the framework from which I see the world and work best with my clients. It is based on the belief that we are as happy and healthy as we are emotionally accessible, safe and intimately attuned with one another. Many of us have attachment and betrayal wounds and trauma which show up in our emotional states and relationships. My work focuses on this and how to remove some of our barriers and obstacles to being accessible and attuned together.
I have experience working in addiction recovery with individuals, couples, families and groups. I am a licensed SUDPT with the state of WA .
At the heart of codependency is an undeveloped sense of self. One loses themselves in the needs, feelings and approval of others. Often times codependency arises as learned behavior and responses from trauma and having been a part of a dysfunctional and invalidating family system. I have worked extensively with this relationship dynamic. I work with my clients to establish healthy individuality, autonomy and a strong, developed sense of self which contributes greatly to the relationship.
I have extensive experience with relationship work. I work with people who want to learn how to have healthy relationships. how to become emotionally safe people, how to deal with conflict, and want to heal from betrayal, divorce, abandonment and relational abuse.
I work with people experiencing PTSD. We work to understand the origin of the PTSD, metabolize the reality of what occurred, and gently process the pain and symptomology of the trauma.