Does your child seem depressed, anxious, hostile or irritable? Is he or she underachieving or misbehaving at school? Are you having power struggles at home? Is divorce stressing your family? You are doing the best you can, however, you need more guidance and support to improve your family's life? I'm here for you. I'll teach you and your child effective coping skills to reduce stress and increase well being and happiness in your family. I will coach you how to be both firm and kind so that you are an effective parent who feels empowered and hopeful.
Building a strong, collaborative therapeutic relationship is my highest priority. My approach is very relational and client centered. Creating a safe place for you to talk about challenging issues and express painful feelings is the essence of good therapy. I provide gentle confrontation to promote growth balanced with empathy, acceptance, and caring. I truly love my work and would be honored to help you to feel better.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with an integrative and psychodynamically oriented approach to therapy. I work with older adolescents and adults in both individual and couples therapy. I provide a safe and supportive atmosphere as we work collaboratively toward your goals. It is a privilege to work with clients and I have developed a great respect for those willing to journey into their inner world and gain a deeper understanding of themselves, heal, and discover new options. My specialty is working with issues related to relationships, anxiety, trauma, fears/phobias, depression, life transitions, adjustment to parenthood.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Has life been really hard on you lately? Have you been here multiple times looking up counselors trying to decide if now’s the time to finally reach out for help? Has things become so overwhelming that life just seems like too much to handle anymore? If you say, “how the hell did I get here?” multiple times a day, you’re in the right place. “I think I need help” is the scariest sentence to say, but when you do, I promise it’s the most freeing feeling imaginable. You feel this way now, but you don’t have to stay in pain forever. Asking for help is the first step in healing. Take that first step now.
I am passionate about working with women who are looking for balance in their social, emotional, physical, spiritual and vocational needs. Women have many roles and the complexities of those demands are difficult to manage. My goal is to provide an individualized approach to your needs. I can employ a faith based approach if you prefer. If you are a parent, our work together may include parent education and coaching. Parents consult with me when they are facing challenges with their children. I provide individualized information, practical skills, support and inspiration to enrich the parent-child relationship and help families flourish.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice on Mercer Island, Washington. I have experience in providing therapy for a variety of mental health concerns with children, adolescents, and adults, including those associated with adoption, depression, anxiety and trauma. My services might be particularly suited to those individuals with long-standing mental health concerns.
Limited availability. I am a licensed psychologist and provide trauma focused online individual therapy and consultation for adults. I am trained in existential humanistic transpersonal psychology, cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, and EMDR. I take mind-body approach integrating philosophy and psychology to facilitate your healing and growth. I am directive, interactive, and action oriented, providing psychoeducation and guidance to solve common life issues such as multiculturalism, communication skills, divorce, parenting, adult children, co-dependency, intergenerational trauma, and domestic violence.
If we feel anxious or awkward in groups, initiating conversation and/or making small talk, then everyday interactions with family members, peers, teachers, coaches, colleagues and bosses can be overwhelming. We might just avoid social situations altogether! I work with middle schoolers, high schoolers, college students and adults who are struggling with the social skills necessary to finish school, get a job, make friends and find a life partner.
Our therapist-client relationship is one that relies on our shared wisdom. You are the expert in the subject area of you, while I bring over 20 years of therapeutic knowledge and experience. I have worked with individuals and families across the lifespan including: teens, adults, and seniors. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and interventions. I hold a Masters Degree in Counseling and am a LMHC.
I approach this work from a somatic psychodynamic perspective that is grounded in values of compassion and anti-oppression. My style in session is warm, strengths-based and collaborative. I welcome all clients and specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ folks, mixed race folks and people of color. My clients are often exploring identity, seeking ways to strengthen their relationships, healing trauma, tending to anxiety and depression, looking at their substance use, exploring neurodivergence and/or cultivating a stronger sense of embodiment. Please get in touch to learn more!
Relationships. Trust. Well being. Recognition of undiscovered possibilities. These core values are at the crux of my therapy practice. Whatever brings you to therapy...whether you are working on a personal issue that has been making you feel stuck, recovering from a trauma or difficult life transition, feeling inadequate or unworthy in some area of your life or feeling misunderstood in your relationship(s)...I am committed to being a skillful and compassionate practitioner who will ALWAYS keep your goals in focus. I am honored to accompany you on this journey of powerful insight, awareness, and transformation.
For young people who want support through school, relationships, life transitions, and family dynamics. You are someone who wants more coping skills, is open to feedback, and wants to invest in their long term mental health.
My mission is to help women connect to the most authentic expression of love in their lives in order to have more self-confidence, healthier relationships, and a stronger sense of purpose. My clients want to have a better relationship with themselves, as well as to attract and experience healthy romantic love, and to break any patterns, beliefs or habits that are standing in the way of that. As a Holistic Therapist who specializes in love, relationships/breakups, self-worth and personal health, my goal is to help you get there.
Wanting to create a family is a beautiful and complex experience. I provide counseling and support before, during, and after pregnancy. I seek to offer services to help individuals who are experiencing a harder time due to infertility, pregnancy, pregnancy and infant loss, birth trauma, NICU support, difficulty bonding with baby, grief, and other postpartum and parenting issues. My hope is to work with the birth parent/caregiver to empower them from within. We find we are often stronger than we give ourselves credit for.
The alliance we build as client and therapist is a necessary and very important part of the therapeutic process. I carefully assess each individuals or couples strengths, history of relationships, sense of self, developmental status, learning styles, symptoms and readiness to change. I believe that what you find helpful to talk about in each session is most important. You and I will develop a treatment plan based upon these factors, your experience, my professional experience, research findings and what you would like to accomplish in therapy. I have a general practice and also have areas of specialty.
I specialize in working with people in transition, individuals, couples and young adults. As a Generalist with an emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I tailor my approach to each individual I work with. I want to fully understand your story; however, I recognize it is important for you to feel comfortable. My first job is to help you become comfortable enough to begin sharing your story. Without a therapeutic partnership, it is difficult to make progress and build the trust necessary for growth and change.
I work with adults age 19 and older who have issues related to binge eating, compulsive overeating, body image, and weight. Many of my patients are also experiencing depression and anxiety. We work together to identify and prioritize the problems you are experiencing and work toward finding realistic solutions. I consider myself a partner in your recovery.
Our work together can help you to better understand the challenges you are facing and discover solutions that can lead to greater fulfillment and life purpose. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, you will gain insight into the patterns and perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more meaningful and joyful life. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your individual needs to help attain the personal growth you're striving for.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or are you having difficulty in your relationship? I am a firm believer that everyone can benefit from counseling at one point or another. I aim to create a safe environment, where my clients can feel heard and respected as we work together to identify your personal values and move towards a life that reflects those values. When working with couples, my goal is to help resolve painful conflicts and help you and your partner to build a rich and meaningful relationship, with increased intimacy, connection, and understanding.
Are you wondering if psychotherapy may help? Many, many clients have discovered that speaking to another about their stresses and symptoms, in a safe and non-judgemental place, alleviates their anxiety or depression. This is because it is easy to feel overwhelmed alone by the many difficult feelings and confusing thoughts and because another mind and heart can clear the way for deeper understanding, support and healing.
I encourage you to take the step to call.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island, or Child Psychologists in Mercer Island.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island 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.