Seeking out counseling is a brave step towards wellness. Often mental health struggles keep us from being fully present in our lives. Anxiety tends to keep our mind focusing on the “what ifs” and the worst case scenarios. Big life transitions can throw even the most even keeled person off kilter. Depression leaves us without the energy and passion that our lives once had.
The good news? Life doesn’t have to be like this. My passion is helping people live full, meaningful lives. I work with people to see their struggles from a new perspective, fully engage in their lives, and gain a toolbox of coping skills to use well beyond their time in counseling. I feel honored to help facilitate this process and see the amazing changes that occur in my clients’ lives.
Who do I work with?
I work with adult (age 18+) men and women.
What are my areas of interest?
Depression - When someone is struggling with depression, they often have strong feelings of being down. When depression takes hold, my client’s often describe that it's difficult to fully engage in activities that they enjoy. Depression can disrupt sleeping and eating patterns.
Anxiety - This is when someone has persistent worry that is hard to shake. This can manifest in panic attacks (short periods of intense fear, often with many physical symptoms) or daily nagging worries that won’t leave them alone. My clients who struggle with anxiety often find it difficult to relax or unwind.
Life Transitions -I often work with new transplants to the greater Seattle area. Moving to a new city, getting used to a new job, and building a new support network can be exhausting. I also work with my clients on other life transitions such as divorce or becoming a parent. I help my clients find healthy ways to cope their big life transitions.
How do I help?
I provide mental health counseling in a pragmatic and collaborative way. I believe you know your life best, so we will work together to come up with a plan that best suits your needs. I am not just a sit and listen sort of therapist. I have an active style where I give feedback and practical steps to address your goals. After working with me, you'll come away with a toolbox of coping and wellness activities that work for you. I use acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness skills, and other techniques to help my clients reach their goals.
How do I get started?