My therapeutic approach is client-centered, relational, and systemic which means I consider a person’s whole context. When working with couples or families I use an attachment-based, experiential approach strongly influenced by Emotionally Focused Therapy. I believe that human beings naturally grow when obstacles to growth are removed or resolved. For couples and families, obstacles usually include stuck patterns of conflict and distress that happen over and over regardless of the topic. I seek to provide trauma-informed care, as trauma is a common human experience and an obstacle to growth. My focus is to provide clients with the experience of feeling seen, heard, and respected as they practice witnessing their own life and discerning what they want and need.
I am a graduate student pursuing my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Washington (UW) in Drama in 2000. I worked in non-profit theatre for several years before becoming a full- time parent. I have been married for 23 years and we have three teenagers, a son, and twin daughters. I have a deep interest in relationship health, which includes the health of our primary relationships within our family, as well as our relationship to our self. Through the years of my own healing journey, which has included the professional support of a few therapists, I have experienced greater perspective, joy, connection, and integration. These experiences motivate me in my work as a therapist.
AAMFT Student Member
Initial Intake Session 55 Minutes – $75
Individual, Couple, or Family Therapy 53 Min. – $70
I do not bill or accept insurance.