About My Clients
No matter what you bring up I will sit and follow you with compassion and skill. I recognize that eating disorders & sex can bring up shame for people. I am told, "I didn't know I could talk about this in therapy." I get energized through my work and clients who want to be here in this work with me. If it's discovering your own body, intimacy with a partner, or even discussing what it's like to be a sexual being, or the pain of an eating disorder I offer you a space to be open and to heal.
My Background and Approach
I have 13 years of experience working with adults and teens struggling with body image and eating disorders. Including working with family members who are supporting their loved ones with eating disorders. It's a journey with highs, lows, twists, and turns. It's a journey that doesn't need to be done alone. As of 2020, I started my sex therapy journey. I am a Certified Integrated Intimacy Practitioner through Northwest Institute of Intimacy and am currently working towards my sex therapy certification. I am also a Level I EFT therapist. I approach my work with openness and curiosity. It's important to me to not only hear what you are saying but to also understand what your experience has been and how that is impacting or helping you in the now.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I know therapy is hard. I have and currently do sit in both seats. I respect that coming to therapy is a personal choice and that it takes time to build and nurture the relationship. My relationship with my clients is one of the most important parts of my work. Trust, safety and feel taken care of are essential to therapy being helpful. I am a mom of 2 beautiful kids, and I can relate with parents, soon to be parents, or hopeful parents about the journey. Whether it's the beautiful chaos of being a parent or the hope or pain associated with wanting it. In true Seattle-ite fashion, I am a dog lover. I have 2 giant Huskies who leave me covered in dog hair and love. If you see me virtually, you will see their loving stares on the wall being me.