About My Clients
Are you struggling to connect with others? Does your life feel confusing, lonely, and hopeless sometimes? Do you long for deep love and a meaning-filled life? I am a therapist working with individuals (adults and adolescents) and couples. Through attending to your experiences together, the unresolved issues that underlie depression, anxiety, addiction, and trauma are often alleviated and understood in new ways.
My Background and Approach
Influenced by psychodynamic, humanistic, and somatic (body-informed) therapy, I believe that we all have an innate capacity for loving and wise connection with ourselves, and with each other. Learning about authentic ways of engaging in meaningful relationships with self and others is a core aspect of leading a fulfilling, happy life. I am dedicated to supporting people from marginalized groups who have been impacted by systemic oppression. I welcome people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as those who identify as LGBTQIA, have varied gender expressions, and explore poly and kink. Therapy can help you live with a deeper sense of belonging and inner freedom. You have already started on your journey, and I look forward to meeting you.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I have worked as a counselor and spiritual mentor in treatment centers, jails, schools, and other community settings. I have an MA degree in Existential Phenomenological Psychology from Seattle University, and I am licensed as a LMHCA in the State of Washington. I have also trained as a mindfulness meditation facilitator at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. I enjoy poetry, music, and spending time in nature. I embody my own core values of humility, compassion, and joy as much as possible, both in my work and personal life. I have benefited greatly from engaging in personal therapy myself. My therapy style draws deeply on many years of meditation and somatic practices. I value honest and open communication. I believe in honoring my own rhythms. I also celebrate good humor and having fun. My own process of self-development continues every day. This makes me more available to meet people where they are, with kindness, respect, and curiosity.