Feeling overwhelmed, stressed and stuck? Looking for changes in your life through therapy? I am an Art Therapist/Psychotherapist offering art therapy and counseling services to children, teens, adults and families in Bellevue. Through art therapy or talk-therapy, I can guide you toward improving the problem areas of your life and bringing back happiness, conflict free family life with your children and spouse, and good problem solving skills without anger, sadness and stress. In art therapy, the creating art process itself is relaxing, joyful and visual images itself helps us to come up with creative solutions.
I have enormous respect for the power each individual has in creating positive change in their life and work hard with individuals and couples to accomplish this. Positive change often means learning new skills and strategies that will help you live more successfully and develop more enriching and meaningful relationships. Positive change also means doing something different rather than doing the same thing over and over again hoping you will get better results. Positive change takes place in the present as we face our fears, take responsibility for our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and move towards what we value.
"If your struggling with a difficult life situation or a personal pattern give me a call. By using my 30 yrs. of experience, knowledge and support in the counseling field I can hopefully help you heal, grow and then change into who you really want to be. I can try to help you through it and help you change those patterns that have kept you stuck. To take control of your life and yourself you often need to be challenged and helped to 'do it different'. I can help you with this process."
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State who received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in 2005. I am also trained as a Sex Addiction Therapist through the Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals with an emphasis in treating sexual compulsivity and addiction. I specialize in helping clients find healing and growth from trauma, stress, difficult life changes, depression, anxiety, and I also currently work with those experiencing sexual addiction and their partners. I utilize various approaches to specifically design a treatment plan for your needs.
We are accepting new patients! Which is amazing in this trying time we're collectively living in, where mental health issues have sky rocketed due the pandemic, social isolation, education gaps for our children, questions about our desired work/life balance and deeply buried past traumas. Even before the pandemic, did you often feel something wasn't quite right, that you were sweeping feelings under the rug that you just didn't have time to deal with - but knew you would have to face soon because they are deeply affecting you? Perhaps now is the time to put yourself first and explore what is holding you back.
The stressors of day to day tasks can drown out the voice that may have deeper connection to your intuitive and wiser self. Being in therapy can potentially allow you to listen to yourself in a unique and meaningful way. My hope is to provide an empathic environment to explore and challenge some of the barriers, often self-created, keeping you from your goals. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, couples and families.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LMHC, CSAT-S, AF-EMDR
I look forward to the opportunity to work with you to achieve your therapy goals. As we collaborate in working together on your concerns and goals, the possible benefits of your therapy are the reduction or relief from disturbing emotions or behaviors, an increase in your sense of empowerment, and improvement in your ability to make the changes you desire personally and in your relationships. You are respected as a unique individual with the dynamic capacity to change and grow. With this in mind, I will endeavor to work with you to apply approaches and strategies that will most meaningfully address your particular needs and goals.
I offer individual counseling to teens and adults. I have a passion for working with the issues that teens and their families face, viewing this time period to be critical developmentally. As a second-generation Taiwanese American born and raised in the U.S., I can work as a bridge between parents and teenagers with bicultural backgrounds. My areas of focus are anxiety, depression, divorce, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, identity development, eating issues, navigating transitions, and social anxiety.
I have discovered that a sense of belonging, security, and peace are found within our own Being. I am a certified Focusing-Oriented psychotherapist with a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy and a specialization in Medical Family Therapy. I work with an integrative psycho-spiritual approach that incorporates Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Contemplative Spirituality, and Mindfulness to access the innate wisdom of the body-mind-spirit to heal. If you are suffering from family of origin issues, trauma, betrayal, depression, anxiety, physical pain, or an inability to feel connected, I can help.
The more unstable things are, the more inner stability we need to go through these times. I know that our depth can be frightening, so I will go into it with you, so that it will is easier for you to search for your answers. Crisis can be an opportunity to resolve some of our old issues and to re-evaluate what we value the most and find meaning in contact with reality instead of escaping into illusion. Together we will explore and challenge imposed beliefs and patterns to equip you for living life you want to live.
We are currently accepting clients in-person and via telehealth. We work with individuals and families struggling with substance use disorder, trauma, anxiety, communication break down, depression and grief and loss. Through our connection you will find relief from the bondage of isolation and of habits that no longer serve you. The opportunity for healing is in the telling. Together we will carve a safe space for you to tell your story. Through time linked, measurable goals you will be able to see your growth and be proud of who you are becoming. I look forward to joining you on your journey toward your true potential.
At times in your life when issues or relationships can seem overwhelming or physical challenges keep you from living up to your true potential, working with an experienced therapist can help you find resolution and personal growth. I specialize in treating adolescents, adults, couples, seniors and caregivers experiencing anxiety, stress or depression. Therapy can provide the opportunity to discuss current life challenges in a safe and confidential space. My approach is collaborative and supportive as we work together to understand your unique pattern of thoughts and behaviors that may currently get in the way when trying to resolve difficult life issues.
My professional interests and current training experience are in the area of personality and mood disorders. I have certification in treating psychological trauma and it connection to addiction. It is critical that professionals are trained in handling psychological trauma and addiction brought on by a variety of factors, including mental health factors. I identify the basis of negative emotional reactivity, look at the motivational factors of deviant behavior or impulsive behaviors in general and assist the client in gaining healthy life skills that will help them through their difficulties.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, CBP, CLT
Do you want to reach your full peak performance potential in business, school or sports? Do you want to achieve and maintain flow state? Do you want to be in the best physical and mental shape of your life? Do you want to come back from an injury stronger than you were before the injury? Do you want to prevent or reverse degenerative diseases? Do you want to finally let go of any past hurts, pains or traumas holding you back from functioning at your peak performance potential? Do you want to finally kick a bad habit or an overwhelming addiction? If you answered yes to any of these you have come to the right place.
Most likely you came here looking for emotional and/or practical support and tools. I am here to work with you. Together, we can work on your individual wants and needs, life transitions, and social dynamics. I work with adults, teens 15+, and diverse and fluid families. I specialize in communication, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma.
*CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my page. I am so happy you are here. I know how hard it can be to ask for help. Grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and difficult relationships are all stressors that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and lost. It takes courage to seek support and even more to be kind to ourselves.
I honor the decision to seek counseling and am highly committed to helping each individual discover their own internal strengths and resources. I have over 20 years of experience in the health field, first as an occupational therapist, and then as a clinical psychologist. I integrate a variety of helpful change strategies including Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), Emotional Awareness and Expressive therapy (EAET), cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic. I utilize a range of treatment modalities, such as Mindfulness, Lifespan Integration, EMDR, and insight-oriented.
I am passionate about providing a genuine presence in the therapeutic relationship. Developing the capacity to look at and explore personal issues during challenging times offers hope that life can be different and more fulfilling. In my private practice, I encourage and walk with my clients in their growing sense of who they are and how they desire to relate with others.
These are challenging times. People are experiencing multiple losses, many of which are not acknowledged. Many are feeling lonely, unproductive, or worried about the future. Relationships are facing new challenges. Our ability to cope with stress and uncertainty, and our sense of emotional well-being are more important than ever. Seeking therapy is a great first step in creating a more meaningful and enjoyable life for yourself, and it can benefit those around you as well.
The search for a counselor can be an overwhelming process in itself and taking the step schedule that first appointment isn’t easy. I believe that we are made to be in relationship with others and when there are difficulties in those relationships, we suffer. Whether you are struggling with family, friends or coworker issues, I’d like to help you and do my best to honor the courage and vulnerability it takes to seek out help.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Overlake, Bellevue are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Overlake, Bellevue then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Overlake, Bellevue, or Child Psychologists in Overlake, Bellevue.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Overlake, Bellevue psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Overlake, Bellevue specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.