Are you addicted to pornography? Look no further. I was addicted to porn for 15 years. I healed through therapy. You can too.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA
Supervised by William Stoner, LMHC (LH60133420)
All of us deserve to have healthy, satisfying romantic relationships. Unfortunately for those of us who never had good role models for these kinds of relationships, we end up in patterns of codependency, which can cause a lot of pain. Therapy can be very useful for healing codependency.
Pornography addiction, problems related to intimacy, and a lack of male friendships are all good reasons to seek therapy, and these are areas that I specialize in.
I am trained to focus on the body, the breath, the voice, and non-verbal communication as primary signals for what's going on inside you. When we tune in to the level of the body, we often find old pain that has long been buried. As we process this pain we've been holding in our bodies, new choices emerge, and greater health is possible.
Attachment is a critical need for survival, and this remains true throughout life, not just in childhood. Most of us aren't taught how to have a secure attachment with ourselves, and we end up suffering as a result. I use attachment theory as a primary lens for working together, as I believe that healthy attachment relationships equal healthy lives.
I use a somatic approach to working with couples, with the understanding that so much of our conflict comes from us listening to our minds more than our bodies. As we tune into what the body is saying, we find more potential for seeing each other as allies, even amidst conflict.
Anxiety is a signal that we need protection and boundaries. We'll explore your relationship to boundaries and to anger, as these energies are helpful in calming anxiety.
Sexual addiction can be very challenging to overcome, because sexuality is such a natural part of who we are. When we can heal the shame associated with sexuality, it becomes easier to move on from unhealthy behaviors.
Depression is a signal that we have lost touch with our inner child, our imagination, our playfulness. Together we'll find where those hidden pieces are, so that joy returns to your life.
Anxiety is a signal that we need protection and boundaries. We'll explore your relationship to boundaries in our work together.