I am a psychotherapist, living with a visual-impairment disability. I work from a relational psychodynamic and existential orientation.
Counselor in Seattle, WA
Complex PTSD is the main focus in my practice outside of Dissociative Disorders. I work with survivors of sexual abuse, incest, and physical and emotional childhood abuse. I understand that healing takes time, and you need to feel heard, and have your pain bore witness to in order to fully heal. You can heal from Complex PTSD, and it is done through relationship. Please visit my website for more information if you are interested.
Complex trauma or traumatic histories are at the heart of dissociative disorders. People often struggle in fear, feeling broken, and as if there are not in control of themselves or their lives. You may feel alone, isolated, unwanted, and worthless. But there is hope for change and healing. I work with all kinds of dissociative disorders, and have a major focus on working with individuals living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. If you are struggling with DID-- please reach out.
Psychoanalytic therapy focuses on understanding your are formed by both your past, and your unconscious processes. This type of therapy puts the patient at the center, and focuses on empathic atunement and listening. Through understanding who we are and how we got here, we can better understand the issues that plague us in our everyday lives. And we can learn to mourn the losses of the past and move forward, choosing a better future.
Psychodynamic therapy carries on in the analytic tradition, with seeking to understand the whole of a person in terms of their true self and way-of-Being. Though psychodynamic therapy puts more emphasis on the relationship between therapist and patient-- attempting to look at how both individuals are showing up together and how the patient's issues arise in a relational context. And it looks at the complexity of a person from an attachment lens.
Relational therapy is similar to psychodynamic therapy, in that it focuses more the relationship between patient and therapist. Both modalities understand that it is through the relationship that a person heals. We are formed in relationship. We are harmed in relationship. And we heal through relationship.