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I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor in the State of Washington. My therapy background includes working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationship issues, bipolar disorder, personality and psychotic disorders, and trauma.
I graduated from Northwest University in 2007 with my BA in Psychology and in 2009 with my MA in Counseling Psychology. I have worked in private practice, in at-risk schools, as well as for non-profit agencies and community mental health agencies.
I have a heart to help equip those who are hurting to live a life of growth, acceptance and ultimately healing. My goal is to help guide you toward the life of freedom you want and deserve.
My approach to counseling is warm and collaborative. I believe that every person has the ability to live in acceptance, grow in personal insight and learn new coping skills. Therapy can assist you in this growth process whether you have become a creature of habit, deal with low self-esteem, have difficulty establishing and maintaining relationships, have self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, have experienced trauma, or just need a fresh perspective. I will utilize various counseling techniques that are tailored to every individual and their unique situation in order to help them achieve a greater understanding of life and its circumstances.
Every individual encounters various transitions in life that can be difficult to navigate and that present opportunities for change and growth. Therapy is useful in providing tools we can implement on a daily basis in order to assimilate the new changes that are occurring.
I use several different therapies such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), TF-CBT (trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy), faith-based approaches, and mindfulness techniques in my sessions which I will tailor to each individual and their needs. My main focus is CBT which focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. By exploring patterns of thinking that lead to self-destructive actions and the beliefs that direct these thoughts, people can modify their patterns of thinking to learn new ways of coping.