I believe that the human spirit is resilient, resourceful, and always oriented towards healing.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kirkland, WA
I use mindfulness practices and body-based exercises to bring the body and mind back to the present moment. This helps decrease anxiety and panic responses.
I use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), depth psychology, and expressive arts to explore thoughts, feelings, and actions. These tools help to gain perspective around behaviors and can lead to understanding and shifting of belief systems.
I use Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EDMR) therapy to establish a sense of safety in the body and work on integrating stuck memories and traumatic events to help decrease distress and achieve peace.
I use Internal Family Systems (IFS) or sometimes called "parts work" to help people explore the different parts of self that show up when engaging in relationships and making decisions. This work can help minimize distress when all parts are encouraged and welcome to show up and speak.
I use Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help people safely reprocess traumatic memories and events. This includes establishing a sense of safety in the body and then using bilateral stimulation (BLS) to activate the body's natural reprocessing systems.
I work with life coaching techniques to help people more fully understand their value systems and help people reduce distress by doing exercises which reveal their internal wisdom.
I use present-moment awareness and mindfulness to create connection and trust in the body. This can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and keep the nervous system regulated.
I use features of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) from a relational lens to help understand and resolve relationship issues.