My Approach to Helping
The fact that you are seeking help and trying to overcome your personal issues you will benefit from counseling. As your therapist I will help you develop the tools and communication skills needed to overcome your situation. I will help to provide you with a safe environment to work towards overcoming the areas that challenge you.
I am Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFTA) in Washington. I have a Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy and BA in Psychology. I utilize licensed professional counseling to help you (child or adult), couples, and families to develop in your relationships.
My approach is focused on the behavioral, mental and emotional root issues, to help you overcome the constant stress and emotional strain of the issues in your life. This provides a chance to move beyond coping and establishes the development of the tools/skills needed to resolve the issues.
I have developed a unique style to meet a variety of client needs. My style allows for the opportunity to develop and use the tools needed to gain insight from each session. My goal for you the client is to work through counseling in the most efficient way possible and try and avoid long-term therapy. My results oriented style helps you to overcome your issues and enjoy your life experience.
My skills in working with couples and families are as follows:
-Overcoming Communication Issues
-Restoring Trust in Relationships
-Infidelity & Sexual Issues
-Financial Counseling and Planning
-Identifying and Developing Goals
-Pre Marriage / Premarital Counseling
-Separation and Divorce
I have a great deal of experience working with youth and developing a productive relationship. My counseling practice also involves working with individuals:
-Anxiety & Stress & Depression Counseling
-PTSD & Trauma Resolution
-Living with Chronic Pain & Dealing with Medical Issues
-Major Life Transitions
I was married over fifteen years ago and have five children - three daughters and two sons. I work with clients throughout the Pierce County and some lower King County areas. I also am a e-counselor and provides internet or phone counseling to individuals around the world.
Feel free to reach me via phone or e-mail listed at the top right of the page.