About My Clients
I have worked with many clients who came in frightened by trauma, anxiety, addictions & more. It is such a pleasure to watch clients conquer these negative experiences and feel whole again. We work with everyday stresses, addiction, life difficulties or relationships with women, men, couples and adolescent young women. We have heard "It feels like a miracle," "this is life-changing", and "I've come so far," Most say they're pleased with how quickly we 'tuned in' to just what they needed.
My Background and Approach
The approach I take truly depends upon my client. Some deal with anxiety or neglect or emotional abuse from childhood. This is complex trauma, and I use a combination of trauma healing methods such as L.I. and Hypnotherapy to clear this trauma in a gentle, non-retraumatizing way that truly works. Others come in trying coping strategies that no longer serve them in their day-to-day life. They feel overwhelmed, stressed by work, misunderstood by loved ones, or have difficulty coping with life, a particular issue or person. We all choose emotional coping strategies...but some are less effective than others. I am gentle with this exploration and together we find new ways to deal with life's ups and downs. Addiction recovery involves many of these same issues, along with the challenges of staying sober. Whether working with the family or the person dealing with addiction, we focus on mental health issues right along with building a happy, joyous and free sobriety. Call 425.531.9648
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I bring a warm, non-judgmental acceptance to each of my men, women, couples and adolescent clients, and have been told that my clients have a feeling of trust with me. I always strive to live up to that trust. I am well-versed in issues facing women (of all ages) in our society and believe women are equals in all ways. I want to see women fully love themselves and feel unafraid to face the world. I have a depth of life experience, having worked in different fields over the years, and I find that is helpful to me in better understanding my client. That experience has also brought a deeper understanding of some of the stress or pain clients face in their work, and what it takes to build a new and joyous life. I work with persons of most faiths or no faith, but am always respectful of any of my client's beliefs, lifestyles or race. I will offer Christian counseling but only upon request if my client wishes to include that part of their experience.