My Approach to Helping
Accepting new clients in-person in Covington, Tacoma, and virtually across Washington!
To everyone, you look happy and appear to have it all under control. They don't see how challenging things are for you. Work, family, time pressures, money, and stress may have all taken a toll. You can feel powerless, helpless, angry, hurt, and emotionally drained when issues arise. You may be experiencing career challenges or struggling with couple or family issues, and you know you need to break the cycle.
Getting past the places that cause you pain is usually easier when you have someone to guide you. We can find the strengths and unique gifts only you possess, adding new skills and tools to go even further. We will help figure out how to use them to make your life better than you ever imagined it could be! I am here to help.
More Info About My Practice
I care deeply about clients and take my responsibility seriously to you and my profession. I am easy to work with, offering a space that is supportive and free of judgment, connecting at a logical and emotional level. I laugh with my clients, laugh at myself, keep it real, and sometimes let out a few choice words in a session. My clients are encouraged to do the same.
I do not believe there is a one size fits all to therapy, so we work drawing from your individual strengths and tools from a breadth of modalities. I believe in creating an open, nonjudgmental space, drawing from my psychodynamic foundation honoring your thoughts and emotions recognizing the influences of society and our body. I have training and share tools from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman L1+L2, and attachment styles.
Please call or visit my website to schedule a free consultation to see if we are a good fit.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Going to therapy does not mean you are broken. Walking on a journey with a counselor helps provide an outside perspective so we can better utilize our natural tools. As a counselor, I don't tell you what to do. We mutually explore and evaluate, working to further empower you. We can start with a free call to get questions answered, where you can also get a feel for my personality and style. You area always in control of deciding the next steps.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I have been a spouse, a parent, a child to aging parents, an employee, and an employer. I have experienced relationship challenges, empty-nesting, career changes, the deaths of loved ones, and other major life events that can throw us into a tailspin. I know personally and professionally what it takes to put the pieces together again and get back on track, and I will use all my training and experiences to help you do the same.