Location(s): Everett & Lynnwood
I work with individual adolescents and adults experiencing a wide variety of mental health concerns. Some particular areas I specialize in include trauma, domestic violence, addiction, anxiety, suicide, and parenting.
I use an integrative approach to therapy, so I may pull from any theoretical orientation that I believe will be helpful to you, but I draw most consistently from the Feminist framework. What this means is that I see myself as a fellow traveler with you on your journey towards health and wellness, rather than someone who has all the answers for you. I believe you possess the potential to heal from your past wounds and become the person you were meant to be, and my job in this process is simply to help you connect to this innate potential within yourself, and to help identify and remove the barriers to peace and well-being in your life. Because I practice Feminist therapy, I may use personal self-disclosure to normalize your experience and equalize the power differential inherent in the therapeutic relationship, and our work may include looking at all of the social, cultural, and political factors that affect your life. I’ll take a holistic approach to our time together, which means I believe that the mind, body and spirit are all intrinsically connected, and we can’t effectively address problems in one area without looking at the whole picture.
I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University in June of 2017, completing my graduate level internship with King County’s YWCA Community Mental Health. After graduation, I became employed as a mental health therapist for the YWCA where I worked until I came here to join the Cedar Valley Counseling team in February of 2018. When I’m not working, I love to spend time at home with my children and my cats. I also enjoy yoga, meditation, and spending time outdoors on those rare sunny days that come along.
Thanks for taking the time to learn about me and my approach to therapy, I look forward to meeting you!
Please complete the intake paperwork prior to your first session and bring it with you, along with your insurance card. Or, you may arrange to come a half hour early to fill out the paperwork when you arrive (please let me know if you need this). You can find the intake packets on the homepage of this website. Note: We do not accept Medicare.
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Cedar Valley Counseling
20102 Cedar Valley Rd
Lynnwood, Washington 98036