I want to create a therapeutic dynamic and trusting space to which will offer healing and growth from trauma, violence and oppression.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bainbridge Island, WA
Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques are used to identify maladaptive behaviors and thoughts that influence your feelings. I use these techniques to redefine our internal thought process and create ways you want to think and understand yourself n
Solution focused therapy are techniques to find the exception to the rule. I lean on the strength Of you to identify how you’ve solved problems or struggles in the past. I call upon your resilience to better understand the ways you cope.
I use narrative therapy techniques to recreate and rewrite the internal story if you have of yourself in relationship to other, your community and the world.
In a world where we have multiple public health crisis' going on, racism, covid, homelessness, and folks experiencing reactions to oppression--how could you not feel afraid of what else is to come? As a clinician with lived anxiety experience, I get the panic. I am here to utilize a strength based approach to knowledge that fear and anxiety, plague us every day. Lets create ways to move through it and be in it together--you are not alone.
Stuck inside for the last 3 years? Not sure what next steps are? Struggling to find motivation-- Same. We all have moments in our life where depression can feel overwhelming, debilitating, and exhausting? There may be hope, or not, and that's okay. Let's work together to create the life you want. We may be fighting systemic oppression and invalidating family dynamics, and I am here to make sure you don't have to do this in isolation.
As a trans clinician, we can talk about gender, and we can talk about every other thing going on in your life that may not have anything to do with gender, or maybe it has everything to do with gender. Maybe we are just searching for what gender is, or how we experience gender. We may leave with more questions about out gender than understanding of it. I am on my own gender journey, as are you, and I would love to create a space that is validating of you and your experience
I use DBT to create a life worth living for you--Maybe it's increasing mindfulness, or practicing a skill that is new for you. I believe DBT should be taught to everyone in kindergarten, because no one really ever teaches us what healthy emotional regulation looks like.