I strive to contribute to a more just and compassionate world through compassionate, empathetic, and honest counseling relationships.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Dr. Kendra Thew, LMHC
I work with a wide variety of women's issues from all developmental stages of life. College, relationships, marriage, divorce, perinatal and postnatal health, career change, friendships, illness, aging, and sexism are some common issues that arise in much of my work with women. While society is more encouraging and supportive of women's health and well-being, there are still constructs in place that make living in the world as a woman challenging.
Parenting in today's world can feel isolating, challenging, and confusing. It's important to be heard and feel validated from an empathetic and compassionate support in this struggle. I operate from a family-of-origin lens, looking at the patterns and strategies handed to us from our parents and how it effects the way we parent. Utilizing values and strengths, we will work together to support your parenting goals and needs.
"The nature of life is to change, and the nature of humans is to resist change."- Anonymous Life is always changing as we move through developmental stages, experience notable life events, and make choices that require change. It's hard and it's natural to struggle through adjusting to change. I value support during adjustment periods, which is why counseling is an incredible resource for all humans during these big shifts.
Utilizing the Polyvagal Theory and the Vagus' nerve presence and connection to your organs, I encourage the process of feeling your emotions in your body. "What is your felt sense? Or where do you feel it in your body" Is a question that will show up in our work together. This will inform you where your nervous system is stuck. Then you can explore how you can move your emotions through the nervous system to allow you to access and connect with them.
Our initial attachment to our parents is incredibly important and shapes what type of attachment we develop in relationships later in life. This can inform you what patterns have been informed out of survival and how you can change these patterns or communicate through different attachment styles. I also bring in strategies to securely attach to the self.
We will make choices in life that move us closer towards the person we want to be or farther away from the person we want to be. This can happen in large and small scale and have a large effect on our perception of self. In ACT, we will identify core values and align with those core values in the work we do.