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Therapeutic Philosophy

I come from a client-centered background that looks to create an environment that is comfortable, non-judgmental, and empathetic. I mostly work from a psychodynamic and relational approach with clients, which emphasizes the development of relationship awareness and patterns to each other. However, depending on your goals and circumstances, I also work from an eclectic approach; I often utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) informed approaches to help address short term goals.

As social beings, I believe it is important for a person to have fulfilling and satisfying relationships in order to maintain emotional health and well-being. External stressors, internalized messages from previous relationships and experiences, and shifting environments may impact how we approach work, school, social groups, family, and other interpersonal interactions. The primary goal of relational work is to help you better understand how you behave in relation to others, and how your relationship patterns can have an impact on mental and emotional well-being.  A lot of the work is looking at yourself in relation to others, your unconscious, and how you can create more awareness to help you to show up more authentically in your life. I believe you will find our work together engaging and open. 

If you are new to psychotherapy, this quick video explains the process. 

Some of the treatment approaches I use, but are not limited to:

Treatment Approaches

  • Existential

  • Feminist

  • Gestalt

  • Humanistic

  • Interpersonal

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Multicultural

  • Person-Centered

  • Positive Psychology

  • Psychoanalytic

  • Strength-Based

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Attachment-based

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Enneagram

 

Services

I provide 55 minute psychotherapy sessions for individual adults located in Downtown Ballard in Seattle. Some of the issues I work with include, but are not limited to:

Issues

  • Racial Identity & Multi-Cultural Issues

  • LGBTQIA+ Wellness

  • Women’s Issues

  • Depression, Self Esteem, Confidence, and Motivational Issues

  • Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Stress

  • Alternative Relationships

  • Family/Social/Peer Conflict

  • Life Transitions

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse and Relapse Prevention

  • Anger Management

  • Career Fulfillment

  • Existentialism

  • Grief & Loss

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Spirituality

  • Trauma and PTSD