My personal philosophy of counseling begins and ends with grace and a willingness to enter into an individual’s experience alongside them. I entered this field because I feel that I have an authentic listening heart that desires to see people live as whole, healthy individuals.
I believe in holistic healing that takes into consideration the whole person – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. I believe that counseling is a pathway for growth and healing. It is an opportunity for the client to explore his or her own thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. By building a healthy therapeutic relationship, the therapist can guide the client in discovering more about themselves and their patterns of behavior. It also provides a setting that encourages the client in establishing new, healthy patterns of behavior.
I see adolescents, adults, couples, and families in my practice and my areas of focus include: Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, family-of-origin issues, relational issues, trauma, conflict resolution, assertive communication, self-identity/self-esteem/self-image, and sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. Lifespan Integration is one of the therapeutic modalities that I use to help individuals heal and grow from past wounds that keep them from living a whole and happy life in the present.
Renewed Hope Counseling Services
Redmond, WA 98052