NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I work with intellectually gifted, high achieving, creative, and artistically talented individuals.
Counselor in Seattle, WA
I support clients through the divorce process, offering coaching on resulting challenges, identifying appropriate legal assistance, rebuilding self-esteem, managing change for one's best benefit, making decisions for the best benefit of children, so that divorce becomes a growth process with a positive outcome.
I specialize in treating PTSD and complex PTSD in adults and teens, resulting from childhood sexual, physical, emotional/verbal abuse, narcissistic parents or spouse, religious trauma, alcoholic/addicted parents, childhood neglect, accidents, loss of health, phobias, rape/sexual assault, loss of career, highly critical families, and more.
I work with clients who have chronic pain, collaborating with naturopaths and functional medicine doctors to discover roots of disease, support self care and change, and teach pain reduction methods. I'm convinced that chronic disease and pain causes trauma from the loss of function, inability to enjoy life as before, loss of function, career and education derailment, shifts in relationships.
Client centered humanistic psychology supports healing & growth by building on strengths, exploring meaning, creating resilience, developing talents, grounding in responsibility, & supporting self-determination & actualization. This is a holistic (mind, body, spirit, individual, family, society) approach. Enhanced creativity is key to successful life transitions, transforming relationships, and contributing to society.
Family systems recognizes that each individual participates in multiple relationships: immediate & extended family, work, school, friendships, and society. We can look at patterns of abuse, addiction, neglect, helplessness, power and authority, identity formation - and how to individuate from these traps to create a meaningful, productive, fulfilling life for yourself, your loved ones, and your community.
EMDR is a structured, research-based treatment (over 2,000 studies!) for PTSD, complex PTSD, trauma, abuse, accidents, loss, and grief. I have also used it to treat phobias (such as spiders). Depression, anxiety, fear, chronic pain, auto immune disorders, insomnia, and other conditions can also improve through EMDR treatment.