As an adult, couple, and family therapist, I enjoy working with adults individually or in couple’s therapy to help them work towards their life goals. I also enjoy working with children, teenagers, and their families to help them increase experiences of connection and trust. I primarily work from family systems, trauma focused, and strength-based perspectives.
I work closely with parents, offering functional behavior analyses, parenting strategies, and ongoing parenting support to assist in developing advanced parenting skills to address their children’s behaviors. I provide children therapy within the family context.
I offer school advocacy services to help families access educational support and services such as IEP’s and 504 Plans and to address bullying issues. I also help children who struggle with symptoms of ADHD to develop and strengthen executive functioning skills.
I provide couple’s therapy primarily by helping couples understand and shift their relational patterns to increase individual responsibility and relational connection. As a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator, I enjoy working with couples as they transition to parenthood through birth, adoption, or by the creation of blended families. Additionally, I work with separated/divorced couples to develop effective co-parenting relationships.
2012 MA, Applied Psychology in Couple and Family Therapy
Antioch University, Seattle
• Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (License #LC60510763)
• Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License #LH60672449)
• AAMFT Approved Supervisor
• AAMFT Clinical Fellow
• Certified Somatic Transformation Practioner
• Lifespan Integration Therapist, Level 2
• Child Mental Health Specialist
• Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
• Certified Prepare-Enrich Couple’s Counselor
• Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator
• Affiliate Faculty, Antioch University, Seattle
I completed advanced clinical training in Bowen Family Systems Couples Therapy, Gottman Method Couples therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I completed an intensive certification program in Somatic Transformation Therapy, which explores and treats the physiological and psychological effects of complex traumatic experiences.
Additional Services: Professional Supervision, AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Specialized training in Somatic Transformation, Bowen Family Systems Couples Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy.
Licensures/Certifications: MA, LMFT, LMHC, CMHS
Populations: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Families
Issues and Concerns: ADD/ADHD, Adult Survivors of Child Trauma / Abuse, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Child Development, Conflict Resolution, Couples and Relationship Issues, Depression, Developmental Disabilities and Learning Disorders, Divorce, Family Issues, Family of Origin, Grief and Loss, Health and Wellness, Learning Disabilities, Life Transitions, Loss, Marriage, Multicultural and Crosscultural Issues, Parenting – Includes Parent-Child Conflicts, Postpartum and Perinatal Depression, Relationship Issues, Social Skills, Step-Families / Blended Families, Trauma and PTSD, Women’s Issues
Treatment Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples Therapy, DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy), Family Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness (includes MBSR – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), Somatic Transformation
Insurance: In Network Provider: Regence, Premera, Kaiser PPO, Cigna, First Choice. Will provide receipt to submit for out-of-network reimbursement.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA