“...I am here to provide a caring and trusting environment to assist you in your own self-exploration...”


I am a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA) with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University who has been offering mental health services to our local community for the past two years in a variety of settings. I have provided outpatient services to adults, children, and families, I have collaborated with intensive outpatient providers on behalf of client care, and I have experience working with youth (ages 13-21 years) in a wraparound intensive services model (WISe) assisting them through life transitions. Currently, I am working towards obtaining my Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) certification, and I am also a 200 HR certified yoga teacher with a passion for mindful movement and body awareness.
 
The cornerstone of my therapeutic work is a person-centered approach with the belief that human beings are inherently trustworthy, capable, and hold an innate ability to move towards healing when they are supported in doing so. I utilize evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI) in my sessions, pulling interventions from narrative therapy, expressive arts therapy, strengths-based approaches, mindfulness, and self-compassion.


Individual Counseling

We all have a unique story that requires unique interventions. As your therapist, I am here to provide a caring and trusting environment to assist you in your own self-exploration and problem solving with a bit of professional help along the way. From the first session, my focus is establishing a strong therapeutic alliance. Then we’ll work together to explore what tools and techniques are fitting to you and your life story that will help you reach your personal goals and conquer presenting challenges.


Adolescents

 Adolescence is a transformative time that does not come without challenges. Exploring self-identity, gaining independence, and navigating new roles and relationships is not an easy feat! I am here to provide a non-judgmental, collaborative, and caring environment to teens. Operating from a strengths-based perspective, I am here to help you identify personal strengths and foster resiliency to life’s challenges. A family systems approach also informs my work as we are inextricably connected with others in our immediate environment. Whatever your current life circumstance may be, I am here to meet you where you are at. 


 

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