Life presents us with many challenges, but I strongly believe we all can navigate those challenges and overcome some of the depression, anxiety and other symptoms that life can cause. We will work together on understanding why you are feeling some of the emotions that you are experiencing. It can be helpful to understand how you fit into your interpersonal relationships including those with children, significant others, parents, work, etc. Understanding our roles and how we function in those roles can help to navigate change.
Understanding our emotions is a skill we all must learn to prevent relationship conflict and to promote inner peace. There are reasons we have the deep feelings we experience. We just need to understand why we have our feelings and what causes us to suffer so much from them. We suffer from our emotions because something else is going on inside of us that we may not understand. It does not need to be this way. You can learn to know yourself better, sooth your emotions and improve your relationships with partners, kids, co-workers and friends.
As a clinical social worker, I believe that each person’s individual life experiences influence our ability to interact, trust, and form/sustain close, meaningful relationships with one another. And one of my greatest passions is partnering with people who want to take ownership over the happenings in their life. When we work together you can expect a safe space to explore your unspoken thoughts, doubts and fears without judgement.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CHT, BC-TMH
Do you feel that a better version of you is waiting to emerge? I believe there is. Do you want to be happier? Have a better relationship? More fulfilling career? I believe you can have all those things. I also believe the seeds of change are within each of us. Whether changes are subtle or more global, I can help. My job, as your therapist and coach, is to help find the pathways within you to move toward change. I believe we have the answers within to the dilemmas we face, although we may need guidance to find those answers.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or a past that's holding you back? I can help. Are you wanting to make a change, and are feeling stuck, or out of control? Are you ready to heal yourself from within? I can help! Counselling and hypnotherapy allow you to get to the source of negative beliefs and patterns so that you can heal from old wounds. You are better able to see how these patterns may have carried forward and left you feeling stuck in your current situation. Through this healing, you can release what no longer serves you and become who we truly want to be.
Each of us have our unique history and background that shape our experience and life decision. Every individual develops unique coping skills that help them get through tough times and that they are experts of their lives. I believe individuals seek therapy to work through their hard issues, learning new ways to cope with life challenges, develop positive relationship with others, and finding meaning in life. I am a multicultural Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist experienced working with children, youth, adults, parents/caregivers, and families.
My goal is to help you navigate your trauma and improve your relationships. The learned dynamics of interactions can change and create new ways to enjoy life and relationships. Sometimes, we develop addictive responses to cope with the unresolved trauma. Through compassion and insight, the addiction can be addressed and managed.
ONLINE COUNSELING OFFERED. My goal is to promote the growth and well-being of couples and individuals who seek therapy for the resolution of problematic symptoms or states. The therapeutic process is guided by the outcome you desire for yourself and your relationships. I use a collaborative, strength-based approach to assess strengths and recognize areas for growth. I will help you become aware of how old habits and patterns of interaction are interfering with present connections. Sessions will be geared towards building on strengths while developing new skills to help cope with current & future stressors and create positive change.
If you are in a moment of trying to navigate emotional pain, you are in the right place. Reaching out for support takes courage and wisdom. With all the demand on your time, energy and attention, there is an unreasonable expectation for you to have to take care of everything, both in your external life (work, relationships, finances, etc) and internal life (your emotions, thoughts and patterns).
You have been wounded by life's circumstances. You have had to leave parts of yourself behind in order to stay in relationship. You need relief from the pain, clarity about your situation, and to be able to maintain healthy relationships in your life, to be able to form deep, safe connection with others
I work with individuals of all ages, couples, and families to help them address the most important issues in their lives. I enjoy helping clients empower themselves by expanding emotional flexibility, building positive communication patterns, and contradicting negative self-concepts and feelings of isolation.
Parents of children with special needs and learning differences need support, advocacy, and connection. While single parents face overwhelming challenges alone, relationships also suffer as the family is impacted financially, emotionally, and socially, and the roles of husband and wife change. Family life can be overcome by the needs of the child; care for parents is critical as the needs of the child change and stages of development impact parental roles, quality of life, and family dynamics. Identifying and addressing concerns and problem areas early on increases the likelihood that they will be managed successfully.
Everyone needs a little help every now and then. Therapy can be a valuable tool to receive help and learn skills to cope and grow into a stronger person. I provide individual and family therapy to adults, children and adolescents that are experiencing different issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict and disruptions, peer interactions, life transitions and LGBTQ+ issues.
If you are seeking to improve your life whether through coping, communication, life skills, relationships, or parenting I am here to assist. I believe therapy is an opportunity for you to establish goals and the two of us work collaboratively together to accomplish them. I will work towards building your trust allowing you to feel free exposing your vulnerability. My goal is to help you manage emotional distress i.e. anxiety and depression as you navigate interpersonal relationships and work through life's difficult transitions - grief and loss, becoming a parent, job transition, separations and defining new boundaries.
*Virtual Hypnotherapy* Through a process of self-discovery using hypnosis, I help my clients find what might be standing in their way or holding them back. With clinical hypnosis techniques, I help clients make positive changes and remove blocks as well as change limiting beliefs and perceptions that are keeping them from moving forward and living a life full of peace, happiness and success. I am deeply passionate about helping people discover their own powers for change.
Hi! Looking for a therapist is not easy, great job taking the first step. Choosing someone to work with on issues of depression, anxiety, the addiction of loved ones, unexpected life changes, complex trauma, secondary trauma, not to mention life during a Pandemic is also no small feat. My approach is to create a safe and healing space for us to talk about and work through tough issues, to listen and hear your experience, to guide you to potential solutions and find ways of achieving your goals. I have 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families facing challenges and believe anything is possible.
Therapy can help you overcome stress, anxiety and depression. If it's your child or teen who is struggling, you probably feel desperate for help. If you as a parent are struggling, you may be feeling inadequate, ill-equipped, and unprepared. Or you may be dissatisfied in your life, unmotivated, tense, stressed or overwhelmed. Life can get hard at times. You are not alone. I am comitted and dedicated to helping you move through and beyond your suffering. I invite you to call, email or visit our website for more information.
** Currently accepting new clients ** Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, daily stress, or looking to build coping skills and resilience? Are you looking to talk with someone that understands the demands of working in the technology sector or other stressful workplace environments? Are you looking for a safe space to explore your emotions, lean into growth, heal emotional wounds and create a life that brings balance and peace? Do you want to work through traumatic memories, gain a fuller understanding of yourself, establish healthy boundaries, work toward desired changes and live your authentic BEST self?
Many people say life doesn't go according to plan. We all know that to be true. Life goes up and down with many bits and pieces that make our story. As we are going through our life we may not understand or want parts of our story that entail grief and pain. YOUR story is what makes you, what has happened in your life, and what hasn't happened in your life. Many of us tend to have expectations of who we are supposed to be and how to navigate life, that we may forget to live life. Life isn't about pushing through, dread and pain. It's about the hope that pain and loss can be grieved and change can happen in your heart.
** Accepting New Referrals Statewide in Washington ** Do you feel scared, angry, tired, and ashamed holding your real self hidden, wondering if you'll ever feel truly loved and comfortable in your skin? If you are struggling with past chaos, trauma, abuse, or dysfunction I will help you overcome your history. I provide a safe, supportive environment to help you heal, let go of fear and defensiveness, and learn how to love with confidence. I work with "nice girls" and "angry women," to uncover your needs and teach you how how to get them met.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Issaquah 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 Issaquah 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 Issaquah, or Child Psychologists in Issaquah.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Issaquah 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 Issaquah 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.