Educational Background and Degree:
- The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
- Master of Counseling Psychology
Tell us a little bit about your approach to counseling:
I believe humans are social by nature: our identities are developed as we look into the mirror of others. Our stance toward life and relationships is shaped by our first relationships. I also believe we are malleable: if our first relationships were problematic, other relationships offer additional chances. A successful therapeutic relationship provides just this – another chance to see oneself in a new and healing light. My goal is to develop this type of relationship with my clients in order that acceptance of self and the corresponding new ways of relating can become a reality.
What qualifications and trainings do you have?
- Mental Health Professional
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus (Behavior, Depression, Anxiety)
- Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?
I specialize in working with survivors of trauma (adults, adolescents, & children). I also enjoy working with couples, and using attachment therapy to increase bonds between children and parents.
What specific populations do you work with?
I work with people of all ages (children, adolescents, adults), and have worked frequently with children in the foster care system.