Relationships are hard! If you're hurting, confused, or angry, I'm here to help. This is my specialty and the passion that drives my work.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Bellevue, WA
My certification as both a Gottman Level 2 therapist and my training in Emotion-Focused therapy through an attachment lens has been paramount to my work in relationship and marriage issues. I believe that the quality of our relationships determine the quality of our lives, thus claiming its importance in personal growth and happiness. I am also very familiar with the works of Esther Perel and integrate a lot of her concepts into my work.
I have done extensive work with all parties involved in infidelity/affairs, including the hurt party, the offending party, and the third individual outside of the relationship/marriage. Please see description of Relationship/Marriage Issues for more information.
I hold a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor license in the state of Hawaii; however, this license does not transfer to the state of WA. My previous work in community mental health involved running an IOP and Partial-Hospitalization program for those with co-occuring substance abuse/dependency and severe mental health disorders. I am familiar with working through all stages of change on the road to sobriety, including a harm-reduction approach, if necessary.