My Approach to Helping
*As of August 2018, my Bellevue office is currently closed to new patient referrals
Do you struggle with anxiety? Is it difficult to control your thoughts or moods, or get past your fears? I specialize in working with adults with anxiety and related conditions, including stress, trauma, and mood disorders. I've helped people who were once too scared to try new things gain the confidence to take risks, or to learn to say no to people and things that aren't healthy, or to learn new skills to gain control over their thoughts and moods. Anxiety is a solvable problem, and I'd love to help you find the solution that's right for you! I've been in private practice since 2003, following a career as a clinical social worker in various community mental health clinics and hospitals. Part of what inspired me to start a private practice was my personal experience with Mindfulness as a tool for reducing stress and anxiety. I also draw from other therapeutic approaches and work collaboratively with you to come up with a plan based on your needs and goals. Some of the benefits of engaging in counseling with me may include: Reduction in Anxiety, Reduction in Stress, More Enjoyment of Life Better Communication Skills, Assertiveness, Better Relationships, Development of Coping Skills, Ability to Solve Problems Better, and Understanding of Self.
In addition to office appointments, I also offer online appointments through a secure, encrypted HIPAA-compliant web portal.