I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with 9 years of experience working with families, couples, and individuals. My areas of expertise include relationship issues, couple’s therapy, anxiety and mood disorders, parenting, and mindfulness.
I work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy which is evidence based therapy with very encouraging results. Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson is a book that clearly explains the approach and works well as a companion to couples therapy.
As we work together, we will use the therapy methods that best fit your specific needs: a mix of Solution Focused, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, CBT and other appropriate methods. We will start where you are and collaborate to find solutions that use your strengths and personality. I will approach the issues you want to focus on in a client-centered, practical way – together, we will focus on you achieving your goals. I believe that you can become the person you want to be.
I have lived all over the United States, but finally landed back in Seattle -- my true home. I grew up in the area, met my husband here, and had my children here. I am a fiber artist and love creating things with my hands, but I also love learning about people and helping those around me solve problems. It is because of this that I went back to school for social work. I love being part of a problem solving team – we can do this together.