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Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
I am a licensed substance use dependency professional, who spent my internship working with pregnant & parenting women struggling with addiction. I believe in a nonjudgmental approach to helping you choose your next steps into & through recovery. I can help you decide how to make changes to your relationship to the substances/behaviors that are getting in your way. I can help you navigate an active recovery, by working on those issues that made you want to use.
I believe that you are exactly who you need to be, with strengths and talents that help you - AND that you can become better, and develop for yourself a life worth living. I can help you learn and practice skills to improve your ability to tolerate distress, regulate your emotions, have better relationships, and be more present and self-aware. Dialectical represents two things that are true at the same time, like being true to yourself, while also improving who you can be.
I am a registered Drama Therapist (RDT), but sadly that option wasn't listed. I work with playfulness and interactive processes, to help you discover new ways of seeing the world, new roles to open up to in your life, and the possibility of making new choices and patterns. Don't worry, this isn't about "making you act"! Together, we can improve your ability to respond to life situations with more spontaneity and less uncertainty, by practicing new skills and playing with new ways of responding.
Many adults experience difficulties with losing track of things, difficulty being on time, challenges with meeting deadlines or completing projects, and especially with starting projects even when they have been excited about them. Children with ADD/ADHD grow into adults with these symptoms, and this can create a tendency to beat yourself down and develop depression and anxiety, for not being able to track things or do things like other people seem to do. Allow me to help.
The journey of evaluating your relationship with alcohol and deciding if you would like to make changes, or discovering that it's challenging to make those changes, is a personal one, and different for everyone. There are also similar challenges along the way that everyone faces, and are a normal part of the process. If you find yourself questioning your drinking, or the behaviors around your drinking, I can help support you with a nonjudgmental approach.
Death and loss are a part of life, but each one can hit you in unique ways. I have personally had many deaths in my life, and through those grieving processes, I have developed a desire to support others in their grieving. Through my training in the mental health field, I can offer tools and perspectives to help you process the loss and pain you feel.