I help people deal with painful thoughts, feelings, and symptoms that get in the way of living satisfying lives. My approach emphasizes values, acceptance, compassion for self and others, and living fully in the present. Treatment is tailored to your individual needs. We work together to clarify what you want your life to be about, identify factors that get in the way of living that life, and develop skills and a plan of action that works for you.
Perhaps you find yourself overwhelmed by life’s problems such as trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, or depression. Maybe these experiences are complicated by questions about gender or sexuality and you are left feeling stuck, lost, or confused. Or, maybe, you need a starting place to examine where you exist within society and how you are impacted by it. These are the issues that I enjoy navigating with my clients as we find a new, comfortable way of living freely. If you are hurting and do not know where to start I can help. If you feel that you are at the end, we can find a new beginning.
Are you or your loved one experiencing a life changing transition that is feeling overwhelming? Are you feeling stuck? Is there something in your past that you have been avoiding? Life changing situations force us to engage in patterns of behavior that serve as a temporary solution to survive. However, if those patterns continue when they are no longer needed they often cause emotional issues rather than continue to serve their initial purpose.
I work with clients struggling with ADHD symptoms as well as clients who are overwhelmed with the stress and expectations of life. I want to talk with young people who feel like they should be able to handle things better, but for one reason or another, are not. I also want to work with the families who struggle providing the support and guidance their young person needs to attain the success they can have.
I am an art therapist, artist and creative person who understands emotions and the body and how they work together. I am also a life-long learner who will always be honing her skills because I want to be someone who can serve every population I am working with in the best way that I can. Additionally, I am a human who believes in Spirit, so I believe there is a reason we come across one another's paths. We will teach one another and grow together if you choose to work with me.
Have you ever felt like you're living one foot in the past and one foot in the present, but not by choice? You want to be all here, but there's something holding you back. To your surprise, it can even control your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, so it's naturally also affecting your present-day relationships. Do you ever find yourself fighting visual snapshots or memories of past trauma and its counterpart, shame? Have you ever wondered why certain topics or interactions provoke a strong reaction and leave you feeling raw, only wanting to withdraw? If your answer to any of these questions is, "Yes," I may be able to help.
Are you experiencing roadblocks in your relationships or just in yourself? Are you looking for ways to develop healthier relationships? I would be happy to help! By offering a listening ear, I help clients navigate the problems of life and figure out some of the root causes for their distress.
I work with women and partners experiencing challenges related to pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. Common issues include: physical and emotional stress related to efforts to conceive; grief over pregnancy loss(es); ambivalence or anxiety about pregnancy and parenthood; postpartum depression and/or anxiety, and struggles related to the transition to parenthood, including difficulty bonding with one’s infant or challenges adjusting to new partnership dynamics.
I enjoy working with adolescents, teens and adults and couples struggling with depression, bipolar, anxiety, disordered eating, relationship issues, and adjustment to life transitions. I’ve worked in the middle and high-school settings, helping adolescents and teens address issues of low self-esteem, stress and anxiety, lack of academic motivation, bullying, peer pressure, anger management, and family problems. Having had personal experience with infertility, I have a passion for working with those struggling in this area, helping them with the feelings of frustration, stress, loss and relationship challenges.
Are you the concerned parent of a teen or young adult who is struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you or your loved one experiencing escalating emotional distress, conflicts at home or concerns about school? Help is here! I specialize in working with teens and young adults ages 16-30.
You are in a committed relationship but feeling so LONELY and FRUSTRATED. You try to communicate your needs to your partner, but each time the two of you end up in a disagreement, leaving you feeling worse than before. You feel you are out of options for how to have these discussions differently. You are unsure how the two of you can reconnect and get your needs met. You yearn for your partner to respond to your needs in a way that feels loving and accepting instead of reactive. You would love to rekindle the love you once felt in your relationship and move from being ROOMMATES back to LOVING PARTNERS.
Increasing conflict is making simple communication a real pain - you're alternating back and forth from explosive words to tense silence.
Depression or anxiety is creeping up on you, and you know it's bad for the kids to sense the lack of stability.
If you are tired of the same old argument with your partner, and are even throwing out the dreaded "D" word (Divorce) in the heat of it, I can help you get the clarity you need to decide if your relationship is worth saving - and to do what's needed to get things back on track.
Self-awareness and self-understanding are important for success in the therapeutic journey. A thorough, strength-based, and holistic psychological assessment can provide young people and their families with much desired clarity, validation, and direction. A psychological assessment can inform school-based and academic intervention, psychological treatment, and pharmacological intervention as needed. Many families have youth who have struggled through school, are overwhelmed by stress, and/or have had interpersonal conflict. I help families make sense of their child or teen's unique circumstances and get them the right support.
A therapeutic relationship should be a safe space to explain, explore and challenge understandings and meanings. It is a good place to raise questions about assumptions, experiment with new ideas and new behaviors, develop new options and make intentional choices about those options. It should be a unique experience that leads to the growth you desire.
My approach focuses on providing clients with a safe space of compassion and acceptance where they can feel comfortable speaking openly without fear of judgment. I believe that providing clients with empathy and acceptance sets the foundation in the therapeutic relationship, which ultimately fosters healing and growth. I provide individualized care that considers the physical, mental, emotional, cultural, and spiritual aspects of their lives.
In this new time of sheltering in place and hyper health awareness, I offer telehealth sessions. I opened my practice in Sammamish in 1998 and am highly experienced. My clients come from multi ethnic backgrounds. I work with adults on issues ranging from anxiety and depression to more serious illness. I will work closely with your medical providers to take care of you. If you have been upset, sad, anxious, feeling stuck, and struggling for more than two weeks, give me a call so we can work together to find the best path for you to get back on track. I enjoy working with individuals and/or couples.
We work together exclusively with couples as a co-therapy team. We help couples resolve distress and dissatisfaction in their relationships. We believe that couples are seeking relationships that are both safe and deeply attached, and that authentic connection, with all its satisfactions and vulnerabilities, is the basis of a successful relationship. Our goal is to help couples build and sustain intimate and stable relationships by focusing on how to create closeness and repair damage. We help couples understand what causes defensiveness and disconnection from their partners and teach them how to reconnect and restore harmony.
I work with adults who are facing issues with life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. In our work together, I feel that it is important that you feel autonomous and empowered. This may be where we start and incorporate self-care, coping skills, boundaries, mindfulness, and explore values. Let's untangle things, create a plan, and work toward growth and empowerment.
Hi! My name is Paige. I love spending time with my family, walking, gardening, and painting. I am passionate about working with children and creating a safe place that they can thrive in. I use play therapy, CBT, mindfulness, and attachment based therapy. Every child is unique, and my approach will always be tailored to who they are and what they need. I work with children experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, and attachment/abandonment issues.
In-Network with Aetna and Premera -- Accepting New Clients! Evening appointments available. I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples. In my counseling work, my starting point is a strength-based, client-focused approach to understand you as an individual, as well as the strengths you have to positively change your situation. (I know we don't always feel these strengths. I think we typically are more hurt than we show, and we are also not as broken as we feel.) My focus has been to sit and listen with an open mind so I can best learn about you and your life.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sammamish 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 Sammamish 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 Sammamish, or Child Psychologists in Sammamish.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sammamish 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 Sammamish 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.