Supporting clients to navigate life changes, gain insight into how past experiences impact present challenges, and find greater wellbeing.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kirkland, WA
Supervised by Rachel Lund, LMHC
Experience supporting elders in feeling seen, heard and respected as they encounter life changes related to aging.
I have experience providing others with compassionate and caring support as they process grief and adjust to loss. My practice is informed by a lifespan development approach to how loss impacts us at different stages of life, as well as by mindfulness techniques and diverse spiritual and philosophical understandings of how grief and loss are inevitable aspects of life from which we can learn and grow.
I have experience supporting elders in feeling seen, heard and respected as they encounter life changes related to aging. Through compassionate and collaborative dialogue, we can explore your concerns and challenges related to aging, honor your experiences as an elder and, if of interest to you, practice coping skills to bring stress relief, humor, and greater opportunities for connection with others.
I have experience supporting clients of many different ages and backgrounds with developing greater understanding of their anxiety and learning new ways to manage and minimize distressing symptoms including insomnia, somatic issues, and avoidance of potentially stressful situations. Drawing on your inherent strengths, I support you in developing and using coping practices that make sense for you. I utilize tools including cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques.
I hold a Master of Arts degree in existential-phenomenological psychology from Seattle University and bring this background to my work with clients. An existential approach provides us with space to consider the underlying questions of life, to make meaning of our experiences, and to seek a greater sense of purpose and direction. We honor and strengthen your inherent capacity to make choices that enrich your experience of your individuality, your connections with others, and your endeavors.
Bringing a humanistic perspective to my work means that I see each client as naturally possessing capacity to grow toward greater health and wellbeing. My role as therapist is collaborative, empathetic and supportive. Your unique strengths, perspectives and experiences are regarded with care and respect in the present moment and you are supported in finding greater self-awareness and your own best answers to current challenges.