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Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA
My practice is based in attachment science and theory. I started my career with a focus on attachment-based modalities and have continued to receive specialized, on-going training rooted in attachment theory. I am heavily influenced, personally and professionally, by the work of Jude Cassidy, Phillip Shaver, Sue Johnson, Kent Hoffman & the Circle of Security founders, Dan Siegel, Mary Ainsworth, and John Bowlby.
Early in my career, I provided readjustment and trauma counseling to combat veterans and their families. I then spent 5+ years working with families who experienced pervasive, acute mental health symptoms often a result of complex trauma. During those years, my team and I provided in-person mental health crisis support for clients experiencing suicidal/homicidal ideation and episodes of psychosis. I have received specialized, on-going training for the healing of complex trauma and PTSD.
My practice focuses on relational work, especially couples work. I have worked with couples in various stages of relationship throughout my entire career. My work with couples is primarily based in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), with experience that includes multiple trainings from EFT founder Sue Johnson, and a formal EFT externship and supervision for certification. I am also trained in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Gestalt modalities.