Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
I enjoy a diverse practice, in particular as it relates to working with clients of all ages. Issues may include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, spiritual questions, or significant life transitions, among others. I work with clients towards greater wholeness, relational satisfaction and overall wellness in their lives. I draw mainly from the Existential and Adlerian theories of psychology, as well as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. I provide free and unstructured play therapy for young children, structured play and talk therapy for older children and adolescents, and talk therapy for adults and couples.
While I actively seek work with clients of all ages, I specialize in working with children and parents. Children may be acting out in school, experiencing behavioral problems at home, or struggling to make and maintain friendships. Perhaps separation anxiety makes leaving a parent next to impossible, or there have been some recent changes in the family constellation. I provide focused, sustained, and reflective support through play therapy and other forms of expressive arts (art, sand tray, narrative, bibliotherapy, etc.). Building strong and therapeutic relationships can fortify any child's support network and thereby overall emotional health. I am also passionate about working with parents to strengthen parenting skills and build stronger more satisfying connections with their children.
Oftentimes, people with a highly sensitive nature and/or introverted temperament find themselves with particular stresses, struggles and concerns. I am particularly interested in working with and advocating for this population.
Treatment approaches used:
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Art Therapy
- Play Therapy
- American Counseling Association
- Washington Counseling Association
- Toddlers/Preschool (0-6 yrs.)
- Children (6-10 yrs.)
- Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
- Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19 yrs.)
- Elderly (65+)
2401 1/2 10th Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98102
- Child Counseling
Education Supporting Specialty:
Working in the field of education and mental health since 1995.
Also Addressed in My Practice:
- Life Changes
- Peer Relationships
- Relationship Issues
Years in Practice: 8 Years
Highest Degree: M.Ed.
School: Seattle University
Year Graduated: 1995
License No. and State: LH60117778 WA
Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: Yes
Free Telephone Consulation: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods:
Cash , Check , Visa , Mastercard