I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and have been in private practice in the Seattle area since 2011. I moved from the East Coast to Seattle in 2006 where I completed a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology as well as in Theology & Culture from The Seattle School for Theology & Psychology.
I began my work in private practice in 2011 within the context of helping both perpetrators and victims who were caught in the cycles of domestic violence. Through the years I have continued to learn and grow through the work and direct support of attachment theorists, trauma researchers, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, theologians, philosophers and more. I love to learn and read; and hold a special place of honor for the work of J.R.R. Tolkien as his works were the first to engage my imagination in written form.
There have been past seasons when I have been discouraged and not sure how to move forward in this work. Through it all, I have grown to love this work with people over the years. Though it may take time, together it is possible to work toward deeper kindness, strength & healing. What struggle do you hold today?
Specialized Experience: Issues Related To Trauma & Abuse -- Stress & Anger -- Sexual Addiction -- Depression & Anxiety -- Loneliness & Isolation -- Grief & Loss -- Relational Issues -- Spiritual & Religious Forms of Abuse -- Spiritual Issues
Our lives are formed and forged in relationship; and we desire, within the security of connection, to know and to be known. Relatedly, the dynamics which influence the complexity of our struggles are relationally informed by our experiences of trauma, brokenness, violence & loss.
Psychotherapy is a relational process by which we form an alliance to explore the nature of these struggles in your life. This process can help you to discern the sources of your struggles, as well as open the door to more satisfying and self-giving relationships. My engagement of the therapeutic process is psychodynamic and attachment oriented, as well as trauma-informed.
As we allow our lives to be engaged in strength and kindness, we discover something more of the goodness, life, and deep relational connectedness for which we were made.
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