I am an artist and a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State (LH60830622). I provide psychotherapy services for those seeking to identify their values and dreams, untangle restrictions, and design more practical solutions for living a meaningful life. Often, this includes exploring barriers to self-esteem, tending anxiety and depression, and understanding relationships as members of families impacted by oppression, addiction, and/or mental illness. I work with teens (15-years-old +) and adults in Seattle and Kirkland and offer workshops throughout the year.
Acceptance, self-care, and compassionate social justice are vital to my practice and I believe therapy is most productive when it is collaborative, empathetic, and curious. I enjoy helping clients explore their thoughts, inspirations, and feelings, discover recurring patterns, and address the internal conflicts that betray our best intentions.
My practice is psychodynamic and blends aspects of Humanistic, Relational, and Liberation (anti-oppression) psychology, with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy interventions. I incorporate mindfulness and value the contributions of Attachment Theory to understand how we develop patterns with ourselves and others.
Education and Training:
Clinical Consultation related to Ethics, Race and Social Justice in the Therapeutic Context, and Psychotherapeutic Mindfulness-based Approaches, Current
Psychobiology of Oppression, 2018
Mentorship & Leadership, Char Sundust, 2018
Creating Healthy Attachment in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Susan Johnson, Ed.D. and Dan Hughes, Ph.D., 2018
Building Trust and Self-Compassion, Brené Brown, Ph.D. and Kristin Neff, Ph.D., 2018
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Program, 2018
Applied Spirituality Advanced Training Program, Char Sundust, 2017
Spiritual Intuitive Development Program, Char Sundust, 2016
Writing Down the Soul, Certificate in Memoir Writing, Pacifica University, 2017
Mindful Self-compassion Intensive Training, Kristen Neff, Ph.D. and Christopher Germer, Ph.D., 2016
Mentorship in the Foundational Concepts of Depth and Archetypal Psychology, 2016-2017
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Program, 2015
Art Therapy, Cascadia Training Center, 2015
Familiarity with 12-Step Recovery Concepts
Clinical Supervision Towards Licensure, K. Alexandra Onno, Ph.D. and Amy Ford, Psy.D.
Clinical Counseling Internship, Compass Health, Lynwood, 2014 - 2015
M.A., Counseling Psychology, Saybrook University, 2015
B.A., Literature and Minor in Social Psychology, UNC Asheville, 2005