About My Clients
If you're unsatisfied with the status quo, then let's find your sublime. Adults looking for a creative outlet, a place to vent, or support for hard times are my ideal clients. I specialize in anxiety and depression, work stress and career goals, identity or relationship issues, life changes or traumatic events. I offer online counseling and therapy to adults in Washington State. I also offer in-person services locally to Vancouver/Portland residents at my office in Salmon Creek.
My Background and Approach
I use a client-centered, collaborative, and creative approach. I have an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Art Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. The focus of my training was on expressive and creative arts therapy, an experiential approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes the creative process for exploring difficult situations, processing experiences, seeing different perspectives, and promoting well-being. With my clients, I've listened to music, watched videos, reviewed journals and social media, and made art in session as a powerful way to communicate, especially if you're having difficulty finding the words otherwise.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My goal is to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable. Unusual tales and winding paths are welcome—there is no judgment for any stories you bring. You are accepted wholeheartedly with caring curiosity. I'm here to support you, protect you from harm, and give you guidance along a path of your choosing. Together, we'll help you find freedom of expression and the potential to grow.