My Approach to Helping
Just seeking assistance, we start the change process. Whether it's self-improvement or communications at home or work, personal growth work leads to better connections and better times. We find deeper sides of ourselves & a store of wisdom we don't always recognize we have. I offer 44 years experience and a straightforward approach. along with a free 20-minute consultation, for discussing personal concerns.
My counseling method is personal, interactive and well-researched; it respects what is already working and catalyzes efforts where clients feel challenged. Most describe my work as sensitive, yet incisive and direct. It is an active, empowering process.
More Info About My Practice
I am located in Downtown Seattle's beautiful Pioneer Square, in the historic Pioneer Building at 1st & James.
Fees are affordable, by percentage of income, capping at $155hours for individual and $175 for couples. Fees are due at time of service. Insurance companies that recognize "out-of-network" providers will reimburse part of the fee, however most people prefer the scale and the privacy that comes with private pay.
Call me to arrange a free twenty-minute meeting. If your choice is to continue for a whole hour, then a session-fee will be charged.
Please feel welcome to call; I am glad to help.
My Role as a Therapist
The therapist's job requires a strong peer relationship to the client; it is the client who ultimately knows what he or she needs to go forward.
My Therapy Focus
My therapy orientation includes sharpening self-awareness; but each client's direction differs, depending on their values and needs. My own path included work on relational issues with Gestalt and Feminist-influenced therapists & some years processing my dreams with Jungian & group-process oriented professionals. I have offered Dream Retreats since 1986 & CE Dream Workshops since 2014 in Port Townsend, WA.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
Therapists or counselors, like those they see me professionally, benefit from ongoing human development efforts. I would not refer to a professional that did not engage in looking at their own issues.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Effective self-expression, in particular, is a skill we take for granted. It is one well worth improving, as it affects both our personal and work lives. In addition to finding humor and balance, such efforts maximize our relationships, both to self and others.