I enjoy helping people attain their dreams and live their best life.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
Grief and loss is a part of life but that doesn't mean that life can't go on after a loss. In fact, that can be the most difficulty part of grief and loss, the rest of the world seems to continue as normal. I assist people in finding meaning and reconnecting to a purposeful life. I have attended trainings by David Kessler and continue to be educated on the very human process of grief. I also have training in grief yoga from Paul Denniston.
OMG Burnout! We are hearing so much about it and I am thrilled. Lets talk about it and keep talking about it, how to notice it and recover while maintaining balance to prevent it. I have attended training by Emily Nagoski and adore her books on burnout and sexual health. I assist clients in identifying their unmet needs, use science to "complete the stress cycle," and use tools to stay balanced so we don't repeatedly get burnout.
That crippling feeling denying you of the things yous want most, anxiety! I assist people in getting to know their anxiety, stop fighting it, and learn to manage it. To expect a life without anxiety is impossible, however, to be able to turn our anxiety down (or off) when it's not needed, is very possible. I teach people to connect with their body and reduce anxiety from within in order to turn off the fight or flight trigger in our brain.
I recently attended an extensive training on ACT and was greatly inspired. Being a member of the ACBS keeps me connected to other ACT therapist as well as guidance in providing ACT therapies effectively and updates within the ACT model. I also engage in group consultation monthly, self reflection, and continued self education on ACT.
My graduate program at the University of San Francisco was heavily influenced by CBT. I use CBT loosely with limited homework. I do not provide traditional CBT but rather use CBT lessons to provide education and tools to client's stuck in behavior they wish to change.
I have extensive trainings in trauma as well as grief and loss, over the past 11 years. I provide traditional strategies to assist client's in processing past and current trauma as well as building a sense of self that continues despite the event(s). I have worked with many individuals in all stages of trauma and bring patience and acceptance in to the work of healing. I also have training in grief yoga for client's wishing to engage in that.