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As a licensed mental health counselor, I work to provide a safe place for my clients to explore their life's stories, learn about themselves, and progress towards their goals. When therapy concludes, my hope is my clients have a stronger sense of self, more authentic relationships, and a greater understanding of their life's potential and impact. In order to do this, I assess which type of therapy will meet my clients' specific needs. I most often utilize RO-DBT (radically open dialectical behavior therapy), DBT, CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), existential therapy, or psychodynamic therapy.
I specialize in treating adults who have worked on their eating disorder recovery in a traditional way and find themselves wanting more. I also work with parents of adults with eating disorders who find themselves struggling with hopelessness in relationship with their child.
I work well with women experiencing pain relate to loneliness, motherhood, generalized anxiety, feelings of failure, and worries of purposelessness.
Lastly, I am dedicated to offering excellent and compassionate counseling to my clients and seek to foster a therapeutic environment that is welcoming to all people regardless of gender, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation.
I graduated from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2007 with my masters in Counseling Psychology. My experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. For ten years, I worked at Seattle-area facilities including The Emily Program for Eating Disorders and Eating Recovery Center. These experiences are largely what inspire me to continue to hold hope for those continuing to look for healing in their relationship with food and body.
I completed my RO-DBT training in April 2019 and have been appointed a RO Scholar Award in January 2020. I also completed my DBT training through Treatment Implementations Collaborative in 2013 and my Perinatal Mental Health training through Postpartum Support International in 2017. I have completed Part 1 of the Somatic Experiencing training and will do more so I can continue to work in an embodied way with all types of trauma.
In addition to counseling, I also give presentations on eating disorders. Most notably, I spoke at the National Eating Disorder Association Conference in both 2013 and 2016.
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