Welcome! At Cedar Valley Counseling, I provide therapy to individual adults, teenagers, and couples who are seeking support in navigating and growing from, butnot limited to, experiences of depression, trauma, anxiety, life transitions, maintaining recovery from an eating disorder, grief & loss, relationship distress, and self-esteem. I am located at Cedar Valley Counseling’s Lynnwood location.
Every individual’s experience is unique, and the impact such experiences have on an individual varies. I seek to understand and support the whole individual and the various elements influencing their lives, such as mental, physical, spiritual, cultural, or relational qualities. You are an expert in your own life, and I seek to continually honor such by providing a safe place and therapeutic approaches best suited for your needs. Together we will collaboratively identify counseling goals, your strengths, your weaknesses, and your interests in order to work toward sustainable growth. There may be times during the counseling journey in which change is apparent and quick, or there may be times when change is slow and requires deliberate and repeated efforts. To continue to pursue your well-being takes courage, and together we will respect and cultivate that courage.
My therapeutic approach varies depending on what is best suited for you and how you operate in the world. Whether I draw from Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), or other approaches, I always strive to selectively and actively choose the techniques appropriate for you.
I have a Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College in Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in Community Psychology from the University of Washington. In addition to my education, I spent 27 months in Mongolia as a Peace Corps Youth Development Specialist. Throughout my educational, personal, and clinical experience, I have developed skills surrounding cultural diversity, social justice, eating disorders, and more. Over the past few years, I have worked with a variety of clients in community mental health agencies and within a residential facility providing clinical and case management services.
Member of the American Counseling Association.
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.
20102 Cedar Valley Road
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Please call the Cedar Valley Counseling main line at (425) 338-7589 to discuss scheduling an intake
MC61024177 (Mental Health Counselor Associate License)