My Approach to Helping
For 30 years I've had the good fortune to help adults feel better about themselves & their relationships. My style is warm, straight-forward & collaborative. I use a strength-based approach and have had success helping with a broad range of life's problems.
Issues I enjoy working with include: changing relationship patterns, mid-life issues, women's issues, boundaries and "people-pleasing", assertiveness & self-confidence, and grief & loss.
I love to work with family-of origin issues, and help to re-work faulty beliefs rooted in childhood.
I work collaboratively with each of my clients to create a specific plan based on strengths, needs, and goals. Depending on what your needs are we may:
1. work psychodynamically (explore your history to learn how it is affecting your current life),
2. work cognitive- behaviorally (explore how distorted beliefs may be affecting your current feelings & behavior),
3. work to resolve trauma abuse by weaving back and forth between the "here & now" and the past.
I also have several women's therapy groups and believe strongly in the power of groups.
Midlife Women's Group--
This group meets alternate Tuesdays from 5:15pm to 6:30pm. Group fee is $45 per session.
(This group is currently full.)
Younger Women's Group:
This group meets once monthly, usually on the fourth Friday, from 3pm until 4:45pm.
Group fee is $50 per session. This group is currently full.
Group often becomes a highlight & touchstone in the week of group members. It becomes a place to learn more about oneself, as well as a place to have meaningful, growthful conversations.
Women in my groups tend to be self-aware, supportive of one another, and content in most areas of life. Groups are designed to be supportive & growth enhancing, and are not designed to treat mental illness.
I'm also privileged to be a WA State Certified Clinical Supervisor, and enjoy supervising
new therapist associates as they work toward licensure.
*Monthly Clinical Consultation Group*
This group of congenial, licensed clinicians meets monthly on the second Friday of the month..
Time: second Friday 1pm-2:30pm
Fee: $50 per month
The group provides support for clinical and practice issues. More information is available on my website "Women's Therapy Groups Seattle". Members commit to six sessions at a time.