Without judgment or pathologizing, I will help you accept "what is" so you can create "what can be." People naturally move toward healthier lives and choices with the right support: empathy, authentic compassion, sincere curiosity, and validation. Together we will establish a comfort zone in therapy. In the safe haven of my office, you can explore your inner world, discover your voice, put words to your story, and move through and beyond your suffering - to find healing, peace, and joy. My clients report increased self-awareness and personal growth, more meaningful insights, stronger connections, and greater satisfaction in life.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, MDiv, MS
No matter how painful life can be or how fragile they feel, people have amazing resiliency. For me, therapy honors my clients' dignity, using the best of their strengths and experiences. Together, we build upon those strengths so clients enjoy a more fulfilling life.
I endeavor to walk with my clients - to provide clarity and insight as they navigate the waters of their journey....be it loss of a loved one, conflict or codependency in valued relationships, anxiety and depression, trauma or abuse, major shifts in family systems or the complexities of diversity. Whatever your challenges may be, I’m here to support you.
Are you struggling with the effects of stress, burnout, trauma, or recent life transition? I strive to provide a safe place for women to heal in the context of a caring, trusting therapeutic relationship. I work with a wide variety of individuals, including those struggling with the effects of motor vehicle accident, sexual assault, social rejection, attachment injuries, family of origin injuries, medical trauma, disturbing memories, phobias and more. I treat anxiety and depression. I enjoy working with adult and young adult women looking for support navigating stress, relationships, and boundaries.
If you’ve found your way here, chances are you’re struggling in some way right now. Maybe you’re looking for support or perspective during a particularly challenging time in your life, or hoping to finally address long-standing issues and heal old wounds. Perhaps you’re wrestling with anxiety or depression or stress, struggling in an unhappy relationship, or dealing with issues at work. Or maybe you just feel stuck lately, and need somebody to talk to about things.
I enjoy working with individuals, young adults, elders, the LGBTQ+ community, and parents of young children who are looking for a place to heal and grow. With a firm belief that people are the experts on their own lives, I counsel within the framework of beliefs and values that they bring into the room. Having spent four years living in developing nations, I have a deep level of respect for the diversity of human experience and the interconnectedness of beliefs, relationships, environment, and mental health.
You’ll find that my sessions are genuine, open, exploratory, and meaningful. I value collaboration, meaning we will work together to process what’s happening for you and work together to make things better. I will provide an empathetic ear, ask questions, and provide reflection so that I can really understand your goals, life experiences, beliefs, and your values. My goal is to support you in creating a healthy relationship with yourself and healthy, secure dynamic relationships with others. My hope is that the work we do will aid you in translating your newly developed strategies in a positively adaptive way in your life.
I see people experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, disordered eating and other issues causing them distress. I also see individuals with medical illnesses (e.g. Type 1 diabetes, cancer, COPD), dementias, neurological disorders (e.g. cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis) or brain injuries (e.g. concussion, sports injury, deficits due to stroke, etc) as well as family members of those individuals.
Do you want to improve communication and understanding, work through past hurts such as infidelity, rebuild trust or increase intimacy? I am committed to helping people connect, heal and build mutually respectful, loving relationships. I work from a relational-experiential perspective which gives each person room to voice their desires and needs while learning to engage in new patterns and ways of being together. I enjoy working with teens, individual adults, and people in any stage of relationship. I am committed to working together to help you reach your goals.
Do you feel like life is so overwhelming that it’s hard to focus? Do you feel like sometimes your only option is to hide or leave this life? Depression and or anxiety win most of the time? I get that. Your feelings matter. You matter. I work with several individuals whom struggle with these overwhelming emotions, together we can find desires of life, set goals, and figure out what matters to you individually.
I help people calm their busy minds, and reconnect to their deeper selves. I specialize in helping clients recover from anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and traumatic or dysfunctional childhoods. The racing, frantic thoughts of an anxiety disorder, the exhaustion of depression, and an uncertain sense of self do not have to be a part of your life any longer. My clients report that they have happier and healthier lives with increased self-awareness, self-esteem, and more satisfying interactions throughout their lives. My approach is nonjudgemental and non-pathologizing, and I am committed to my clients' healing.
Life is difficult and we all need help at some point. Talking about it with someone trustworthy is just the first step in healing and moving towards wellness. During our work together I will encourage self-efficacy, resilience, positive communication, and self-care with my clients. My goal is to bring peace and positivity to the mind, body, and soul. This is done through working hand-in-hand with my clients in understanding their situation from multiple viewpoints using various therapeutic modalities. As a clinical social worker, I perceive issues from a biopsychosocial perspective.
I help clients work towards more intentional living and connected relationships by finding inner peace in the midst of our busy and often stressful lives. My therapeutic style is rooted in family systems theory, which means I take into consideration all aspects of a person’s life including relationships, family of origin, as well as, mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. I use a person-centered approach and create individualized plans according to help clients reach their goals and flourish.
I have found in my work as a therapist that the root of many difficulties experienced as an adolescent and adult often stem from the family system. I enjoy working with individuals, teens, and families. Watching families and individuals achieve personal growth, healing, and increase healthy connections in their relationships with one another has been my passion. I believe that everyone can grow and heal when provided with the right environment to process their emotions. I am honored to be a part of my client's life and to be able to support them in reaching their personal, mental, physical, and spiritual goals.
I have a passion for building relationship and connection. Our work together helps you connect with yourself, to identify the needs and desires you have, the changes you wish to make, then further to improve relationships with yourself and others to help you in your journey toward change. My current focus is on helping couples and adult individuals achieve healthier, more connected relationships with themselves and others, and I specialize in sex therapy and couples work around intimacy issues. I also specialize in postpartum issues with women and couples, families transitioning to parenthood, and stress/life transitions.
Are relationship issues, anxiety and/or depression keeping you up at night? The counselors at ECC will work with you to help you improve the quality of your your life and your relationships. Our dynamic team of counselors seek to understand and resolve the real-life, everyday challenges many of us face. We work with a wide range of issues and have a diverse team of therapists trained in a variety of specialties. This allows us to create a personalized treatment plan to meet your individual needs.
I enjoy working with teens, adults, couples and families, and I believe in the healing power of relationships: no matter the wounds, if all parties are willing to heal, I will help. In today’s changing environment, we are often disconnected and fragmented; this can be seen and felt on both micro and macro levels, contributing to high levels of stress and anxiety. I am fiercely committed to restoring essential connections in our relationships with one another, our environment and mother earth. One of my primary goals is helping others achieve optimal performance in personal, relational, and professional areas of one’s life.
As a Child and Family Therapist and Parenting Coach, it is my honor and joy to support children and parents in strengthening their connections and creating harmonious lives. In my work, I help both children and parents identify their personal strengths and use these to increase closeness, emotional bonding, attunement, confidence, and creative problem solving as a family. I draw from my education/training, professional experiences, and my lived experience of motherhood to help the children and families that I serve to walk away from our work together feeling more seen, heard, and understood by their loved ones.
I value diversity and enjoy working with all ages across the life span. I am culturally sensitive and spiritually competent, enabling me to serve a large variety of backgrounds and beliefs. Having worked with children, teens, young adults, midlife, and the elderly I bring great insights and understanding of the developmental influences that shape clients' understanding of themselves and others. I am well-suited for couple's or family counseling, bringing an objective and transparent presence to a variety of couple's and family issues that require conflict resolution to improve relationships and increase connection and happiness.
Now accepting new online clients! I love working with 40+ women who have lost their way and want to create the best versions of themselves! Are you energized by checking boxes off your to-do list and reaching your next goal, but hate the Hustle that comes with working so hard to achieve it? I see you. I’ve been there too—exhausted, tired, and just plain overwhelmed despite loving your work and family. Your relationships may also be suffering from your blahness! Until I learned that being successful and chasing your dreams doesn’t require choosing one or the other, you can have both. There’s another way…let me show you how.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Juanita, Kirkland 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 Juanita, Kirkland 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.
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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 Juanita, Kirkland 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.
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