I'm here to come alongside you and provide compassionate support as you navigate family, grief, and the other issues of life.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Snohomish, WA
Parents are stretched thin by unrealistic expectations, conflicting advice, and competing family needs. Together we will clarify your values so you can focus your limited time and energy on the things that matter most. We can explore how you were raised, and which patterns you want to preserve or change in your own family. I want to help you meet the needs of all the family members--which includes you too!
Parenthood is a season full of potential for tremendous growth and joy. However, it is also a time of intense pressure and stress, which can trigger old traumas and introduce new ones. Many parents are shocked at the depth of anger, resentment, and overwhelm they face. Together we'll identify the underlying unmet needs, unrealistic expectations, or unhelpful thought patterns behind these feelings, and come up with a plan to address them.
Grief is an inescapable part of the human experience--to love is to open ourselves up to the risk of grief and loss. There is no timeline and the pain can spring back up at the most unexpected moments. Together, we will sit with your grief, naming and honoring your losses. As you feel ready, I will gently help you explore the stages of grief, identify potential triggers and develop coping strategies.
Sometimes our beliefs, self-talk, and interpretation of events are the cause of our distress. We will explore that stories you believe about your self, your relationships, and your problems. We will identify thought patterns that are not serving you well, and work to replace them with messages that are more flexible, adaptable, and helpful.
I believe you hold the answers to your problems much more than you realize. I am here to provide a reflective, compassionate space for you to untangle your thoughts and feelings. We will work collaboratively to identify areas of potential growth and healing that you want to pursue.
Often our anxiety is rooted in our freedom to choose. Especially in our modern world, it is easy to become overwhelmed by options and experience analysis paralysis. We often feel unnecessarily responsible for things that are outside of our control--especially when it comes to our children. We will explore areas you feel overwhelmed by information and options, grief over unrealized dreams and paths untaken, and ways to embrace human limitations and imperfections.