I believe that all bodies and backgrounds deserve care and that we are all doing our best to survive and grow.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
I have a specialty working with teens and pre-teens. I completed my graduate internship in Ballard High School's teen health center where I confirmed that I love working with this demographic. I am also a parent, and I don't take my role supporting your child lightly.
I spent the first 2 years post graduate school really focusing in on my specialty training in eating disorders, and I continue to learn more with each client. These experiences are often misunderstood, and can have origins in trauma, oppression, and difficulty in family dynamics.
I've received training in CBT and ERP (exposure and response prevention) evidenced based practices for anxiety disorders, and I incorporate these modalities as needed. I've also struggled with an anxiety disorder myself and have such empathy for the experience. Alongside using methods like ERP I spend a lot of time exploring the experience of living with anxiety, and the things that contribute to anxiety disorders including lived experience.