My Approach to Helping
I believe that life is a journey and it can feel like an obstacle course sometimes. My goal as a therapist is to respectfully meet you where you are on your journey and help you understand and work through the obstacles to get where you want to go. Sometimes that requires understanding what those obstacles are and where they came from. It can also involve learning new ways of thinking, caring for yourself, and building new skills in emotional regulation, communication and social interaction. In my work with children and adolescents, my approach is also to respect their journey and meet them where they are at. I know from my many years of work with children and adolescents that team work with parents and school staff is necessary for children and adolescents to be truly happy and functional at school and at home. I integrate that approach into all treatment plans with children and adolescents. I also believe in using developmentally appropriate activities and materials to engage them in the therapeutic process. I love to work with people of all ages and see them grow and thrive!
More Info About My Practice
A free informational appointment is available for anyone interested in individual or group therapy. After that I charge $120.00 per session . I am a preferred provider for Premera Blue Cross ,LifeWise Group Health Options and will bill your insurance directly for covered services. I'm an out of network provider for other insurance and will provide you with receipts to submit to your insurance company if you are eligible for reimbursement. I have a limited number of sliding scale appointments available that go down to $60.00 per session. My appointment slots are currently Mondays Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am particularly adept at providing therapy for Motherless Daughters. I have done groups and individual therapy for Motherless Daughters for several years . I am also a Motherless Daughter myself. I am also adept at working with children with anxiety, ODD, divorce adjustment and grief and loss because I have worked with children and adolescents and parents as a school psychologist for 30 years. Additionally I do violence risk assessments for children and adolescents.