Hello there! I am so happy you are considering therapy, this is a huge step! I am honored to walk this journey with you.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Bend, WA
I adore working with LGBT+ clients, and being a member of the community myself, I hope I can offer an understanding perspective. I also strive to create a safe and accepting environment to work on issues specific to LGBT+ experiences.
I have quite a bit of experience treating anxiety utilizing an emotion efficacy approach. We often get into trouble with anxiety when it feels too big and too overwhelming, and we react impulsively. With my approach we will be looking at your emotions mindfully, and figure out what your values in life are together. From there you can choose how you want to respond to anxiety, rather than simply reacting.
I have experience working with teens and young adults on issues ranging from difficulties with friendships to anxiety and depression. This can often be a difficult phase in life, and I hope that my kind and understanding approach can give teens the space to feel heard and supported.
Speaking in emotions is something we are all able to do from birth, but we may get confused or feel like we don’t understand emotions as we get older. I think that working with clients to help them understand what their emotions are telling them, helps to relieve the fear that many of us feel towards our emotions. Emotion-focused therapy can be unique to every client and is unstructured, which can feel very low-pressure and comforting.
I utilize a brief ACT approach called Emotion Efficacy Therapy. This approach tends to be pretty structured, with work you can do outside of our sessions. It utilizes mindfulness and analyzing your values, to help you live a value-driven life where you don’t feel controlled by emotional reactivity.
I enjoy working with teens and young adults who may be experiencing a wide variety of issues. This can be a difficult phase in life, and I hope that my kind and compassionate approach creates a safe space where teens can feel heard and accepted.
I often borrow from DBT and use it in conjunction with ACT. A lot of the skills taught in DBT can be applicable to a wide range of issues.