My Approach to Helping
Through my practice, I support clients to make meaningful change in their lives. I listen, explore, reinforce and challenge them to move toward healing. I believe that everyone deserves to be happy, yet there are times that happiness is obscured by stressors, stuckness, messages from the past or unhelpful patterns of behavior. I guide individuals, couples and families to identify and move through their own blocks to happiness, and to build more compassion for themselves along the way.
I value acceptance. I have yet to meet a perfect person, and it is my belief that only through owning the less perfect parts of ourselves, as well as our strengths, that we can be more fully integrated and forgiving.
I have counseled adults, couples, families of all types and individual youths ages 6 to 18 for the past 3 years. I frequently work with issues of anxiety, depression, identity, self-esteem, attention, grief, trauma, sex-related issues and domestic violence. I have supported clients through the challenges of adolescence, aging, illness, divorce and integration into U.S. culture, as well as the stresses of everyday life and relationships.
More Info About My Practice
Not sure you're ready for counseling?
That's understandable, especially if you've never talked to a therapist before. I would love to speak with you by email or by phone to answer your questions. I also offer a free meet-and-greet session in my Bellevue office with you, you and your partner, or you and your family members.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I am passionate about psychotherapy because I see it work everyday. I have witnessed my clients move from stuckness and conflict to change and openness. We live in a critical world. I believe that everyone deserves to be listened to and respected. It is my greatest privilege to hear my clients' stories.