My Approach to Helping
Currently, I am only occasionally taking on new clients and being very selective in that process, and plan to retire in 3 years. So, you may wish to consider other therapists on this site!
I am a general practitioner. Interests include autism, racism, relationships, trauma, dissociation, domestic violence, intercultural communication, and the intersection of Christianity and Indigeneity. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR via EMDRIA), domestic violence (via Northwest Family Life and The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology), Brain SynchronyOpen Focus Neurotherapy, and relational psychotherapy. I regularly dip into narrative therapy and other therapies of use to the people who come to see me.
I also am steeped in the study of Native American historical trauma and related work regarding the well-being of Indigenous People. I am not a specialist in this area. I am informed and becoming awake.
In addition, I am working toward a master's degree in theology, with a focus on Old Testament. My hope is to research, write, and sometimes teach about how ancient Middle Eastern cultures, including the Jewish culture, may have experienced traumas similar to what Indigenous people and POC people experience today. I love Creator and Creator's son, Jesus, very much!