About My Clients
I support people in the trenches of life, sitting with them in the dark and helping them locate the light. You might be struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic pain/illness, grief, performance pressure, relational challenges, or a challenging life transition. Or interested in growing your self-awareness and living more fully and authentically. You deserve support. My approach is warm, authentic, and relational. I seek to both gently challenge you and remind you of your strengths.
My Background and Approach
I received my training at Western Washington University, where I earned my Bachelors in Psychology (with a minor in Womens Studies) and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience working with diverse populations and needs, including: advocacy work with survivors of trauma (domestic & sexual abuse), in-patient psychiatric hospitalization stabilization/care, community mental health, and private practice. I draw from various counseling approaches to meet your unique needs, including: relational, attachment, narrative, somatic, and mindfulness therapies, as well as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy). I believe that establishing safety is essential to the therapeutic process. My practice is trauma-informed to enhance your experience of safety, choice, and empowerment throughout the counseling process. My practice is LGBTQIA2S+ affirming and supportive of your unique cultural, racial, ethnic, and spiritual context.