Skills for Life offers therapy for children, adolescents, young adults, and the families that support them. We are located in Madison Valley by Cafe Flora and also offer HIPPA compliant telehealth. Call for a free 15 minute consultation to see if counseling can help your family.
Through a gentle invitation, I ask clients to observe their thoughts and emotions without judgment as they arise and pass, nestling into the session as a place of safety and becoming grounded by the observance of breath. This natural unfolding helps to create spaciousness so that we can begin to navigate through the less than comfortable places within ourselves, looking at them squarely and experiencing them as they are, without repression or indulgence.
Whether you have been in therapy before or you are just beginning your therapeutic journey, I am so grateful you are here. Heartwood Psychotherapy is a space that embraces the messiness of life, and in return offers a place of rest and containment. Here, I hope to meet you where you are at and provide tools and reflection to help you understand yourself deeper and navigate day to day challenges easier.
Experiencing anxiety is a normal part of life, but sometimes it can start taking over your life, and this is when therapy can help. Sometimes it is hard to know what to do, or hard to do what we want when we are overwhelmed by certain fears, feelings or ideas. This too is when therapy can help. Whether you or your child is experiencing anxiety that is causing distress and limiting life, I would love to work with you. I believe therapy is a collaborative process, which will be driven by your needs, desires, and motivations.
I am passionate about working with couples. Working from an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy model, I help couples heal from relationship injuries and build a stronger and deeper connection. This work is deeply satisfying to me and I feel honored to be part of a couple’s healing process. I am also a certified Somatic Experiencing practitioner (SEP) with an interest in treating individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, and trauma. My goal is to create a safe and healing environment where my clients can physically experience and process difficult emotions.
I believe a commitment to therapy is a commitment to oneself. It is very powerful to commit to grow and change in ways that increase a sense of personal satisfaction with one's life. I work with individuals who want to resolve issues of unrest, dissatisfaction or distress that recur in their lives. I believe as clients learn to increase their trust in themselves they can better trust others and better direct their lives.This work involves coming to a better understanding of the influence of past experiences, as well as present influences, and may include exploring deeper spiritual isssues.
I am a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Washington. I work with adults, couples and teens who are at a place in their life where they are wanting or needing to make a change, but sometimes not sure how to go about it. My approach encourages clients to take responsibility for their lives but also helps to uncover what obstacles have gotten in the way of them feeling powerful, happy, and in charge of their direction in life.
As a board-certified psychoanalyst social worker, I help individuals work through depression and anxiety, traumas, personality disorders, and general problems in living. Our problems are often the result of patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that can be addressed in therapy.
I work with adults and adolescents presenting with a broad spectrum of concerns. These include, most notably depression and anxiety as well as trauma, PTSD, grief, inattention, eating issues, relationship issues, school issues, self esteem issues, adoption, sleep, and history of sexual and/or physical abuse. My therapeutic style is integrative: I draw from a variety of fields of psychology, including psychodynamic, relational, and cognitive-behavioral. Through therapy, we will work together to understand both the origins of presenting issues; clarifying why we act and feel the way we do, and why certain thought and behavioral patterns persist.
I provide evidence-based counseling to individuals and couples from a place of compassion and reinforcement. I challenge my clients to live in the moment and to develop healthy coping strategies. I sit alongside my clients in discovering new ways to regulate emotions and improve relationships with others.
I am currently accepting new clients in my practice. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress and overwhelm, or are wishing to grow and develop in ways that will help you meet your goals, I'm here to help. As a therapist, it is a privilege to walk these journeys of healing and self-discovery with my clients. My clients find my approach to be warm and supportive, while also finding that I challenge their thinking and behavior in ways that help them see and initiate the change they desire. I work with teens, adults, and romantic partnerships, and offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to all prospective client.
As of 5-28-22 my practice is currently full, I am unable to take any new clients at this time. Are you here now because something unexpected has happened in your life, or maybe you know you want to make some changes in your life but you haven't been able to create them on your own. Sometimes even when we know what we want there is still a part a of us that may feel uncertain, unhappy or stuck, making it difficult for us to move forward. Our work together will provide you the space to sort through challenges and obstacles, and find a greater sense of well-being and satisfaction in your life and relationships.
I provide counseling services to all ages, with a primary focus on children, adolescents, and young adults. My counseling philosophy is client-centered, existential, and trauma-informed. I approach my clients with compassion and curiosity. I believe that each person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors make sense in the context of their particular history and present environment. As the client, you are first and foremost the expert on your experience and my goal is to support you in finding your unique path towards recovery.
I am known for my unapologetically fierce and compassionate anti-stigma approach and take pride in my east coast empathy, humor, and drive. I have been in Washington since 2019 and have worked on the front lines in mental health throughout the pandemic. I’m thrilled to incorporate my west coast love of the great outdoors, inclusivity, mindfulness, and culture into my practice for a well-rounded and empowering client experience. I deeply believe in the power of therapy, vulnerability, and validation. I provide safe space where you may speak your truth without fear, expect to be truly heard and seen, and know that you are valued.
Are you interested in personal growth, healing trauma, intimacy and attachment to yourself and others, family and ancestral healing, psychedelic support, emotional intelligence, unlocking your creativity, burnout or identity integration? Therapy can help! We will co-create a sex positive, attuned, trauma-informed, affirming space to support you on your path of growth for however long is needed. I balance holistic practices informed by Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, Metaphysics, and modern empirical modalities like Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts, Neuroscience, EMDR and CPT. My approach is warm, humorous, gentle and direct.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MA, PhD, LICSW
These days, we're all huddling under COVID's shadow of uncertainty. You may be feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and less tolerant than 'before'. You didn't used to feel so disorganized, disoriented, and discouraged in pre-virus days. Perhaps some symptom you'd forgotten about or pushed aside feels newly offensive. I am a psychoanalytic therapist and my ideal client is ready, curious, persistent, possibly angry, sad, and frightened, but willing to wonder with me about the mind's mysteries and its capacities to tilt, stymie, support, inspire, and surprise you. Is the unconscious friend or foe? Might now be a time to investigate?
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, or depression, or struggling with a life transition, therapy can help create more balance and connection. Seeking therapy is a courageous first step towards creating change in one’s life and can help optimize the joyful moments and minimize the challenges. Research shows that counseling can lead to a significant reduction in feelings of distress, improve coping skills, enhance relationships, increase problem solving skills, as well as help you learn to live in the present. My primary goal in treatment is to make you feel heard, seen, understood and that you not feel alone in your struggles.
I believe that individuals and couples seek counseling and therapy for one primary reason: a desire for something to be different in their lives. Thus, I focus on helping people (1) identify differences they are seeking in their lives and relationships and then (2) developing the skills and internal capacities to make these differences a reality. For some, this involves changing ineffective behavior patterns; for others, it means treatment for depression, anxiety or other emotional/psychological blocks that hamper living a full and engaged life. What do you want to be different for yourself in your life?
Let's get started, call me so you can start getting relief from your pain, confusion or fear. I provide psychotherapy and counseling for adults, teens, children and couples. A sign that therapy would be helpful is the presence of recurring pain in relationships, lack of intimacy, loss of friendships, work or career dissatisfaction, shame, physical symptoms or lack of meaning in your life.
I provide psychotherapy services to older adolescents and adults seeking help for a variety of emotional and personal difficulties. In addition, my area of expertise is in helping people cope with medical problems such as diabetes, cancer, and chronic pain. I also specialize in working with those dealing with end of life issues as well as grief/bereavement.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Madison Valley, Seattle 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 Madison Valley, Seattle 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 Madison Valley, Seattle 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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