I think about my work as the process of helping people to become who they already know they are. We all have an image of our best self. This is the person we’d be if we just weren’t so tired, so anxious, so angry or so depressed. Our work together is to find out why you feel those things in the first place so you can move past them and start feeling happier, more productive and more connected to the life you want.
I am trained as a clinical social worker and received my degree from the University of Washington. In my work with patients I tend to draw on multiple theories of human development; in my experience there is almost never just a single way of understanding a problem. If there is something we don’t understand about your experience or a challenge you are facing, I may try and approach our inquiry from another direction. While permanent change can take time, when we begin our work, I can share with you tools and coping skills you can use immediately to help manage some of the things you find most distressing.
Since finding a therapist that feels like the right fit is important, I encourage you to contact me for a free 20-minute consultation. I use these brief sessions to see if it feels to you like we can work together on some of the things that are keeping you from the life you want.
I look forward to hearing from you.