My Approach to Helping
I believe people have within themselves both the drive toward, and the internal resources necessary, for growth and change. My role as counselor is to have an active conversation with you and support you as we examine and adjust the aspects of your life that seem to be blocking your goals toward personal growth, your ability to solve problems skillfully, and your feelings of well-being. In my experience, effective therapy also requires that we actively work as a team to foster positive growth and change. Therapy is hard and it will challenge you, we will often discuss personal experiences and relationships in your life that affect you currently and have affected you in your past. This process may raise some challenging emotions and feelings but, with your continued commitment to the process of therapy, you will gain the necessary skills to work through them. As a result, you will create the positive attitude it takes to continue on your path in life. I believe in the beauty and innate goodness of every client.
More Info About My Practice
My basic rate ranges for 50 minute session from $100-250. Please contact me directly if you are in financial need and we can discuss a sliding scale rate. For further detailed descriptions of my fees please see my website and my disclosure statement.
At this time, I accept Kaiser PPO, Premera and Lifewise of Washington Insurances or I collect the fees upfront in session. I will provide a monthly statement you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, if other than an insurance I bill directly.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in relational issues. However that looks for: child and parent, siblings, partners, friendships, or families-- I have the experience needed to tackle relational issues.
I have worked with, and advocated for, families and youth in our community since 2001. Parenting issues can be a challenge everyone needs support with and I can provide that support for you. Being a young person in this day in age has its own unique problems that I have years of experience working with. I believe the youth in our community needs and deserves to have their own advocate.
I've expended my private practice to include individuals and couples seeking support. I do specialize in supporting couples looking to stay together, communicate more openly, and who are seeking a more fulfilling experience. Also, if breaking up, or divorce are concerns, I can help with a collaborative healing process.
Individuals looking to explore themselves, their lives, and truly want to become an authentic person is also a specialty of mine, since opening my practice in 2009.
My Therapy Focus
My therapy focus doesn't necessarily focus on the problems presented, but takes those problems into consideration when looking at the bigger picture. We will discuss the problems in-depth but will mainly focus on the skills and solutions you can use in order grow from your identified issues.