I am committed to growing couple and family relationships. My calling and commitment is to facilitate couple, family and individual transformation similar to what I experienced in my own life, marriage, and family. Near the end of my husband and I’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy I decided to go back to school and learn to assist couples and families create secure relationships.

I approach couples and families with curiosity and acceptance. I focus not on figuring out who is to blame and what or who needs to be changed, but on understanding the patterns of stuck back-and-forth interactions. Then I walk with my clients through a research-proven process of stepping out of the conflict and disconnection and creating accessible, responsive, and engaged bonds between partners and family members. In addition to identifying actions, thoughts, emotions, and relationship needs that contribute to your part of the stuck patterns, we will learn about your partner’s part in the pattern as well. When working with your partner, as you begin to share what you are noticing about yourself with your partner, you begin to experience yourself and your partner differently and create a space where you can begin to experience reaching for connection and acceptance in ways that bring you closer instead of creating more conflict and distance.

My approach is primarily influenced by systemic, attachment-based, experiential therapies like Emotionally Focused Therapy.

My husband and I have been married for 30 years and have two adult kids. After living most of our lives in Alaska, we relocated to the Seattle area in 2021.


  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
  • Couple relationship challenges
  • Parent/teen conflict
  • Individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges
  • Teens dealing with anger, anxiety, depression or conduct challenges
  • Couple and family workshops and trainings


AAMFT Clinical Member


Initial Intake Session: 55 Min. – $180

Individual Therapy Session: 53 Min. – $150

Couple or Family Therapy 50 Min. – $150

Insurance Coverage

Most insurance plans do not cover relationship distress as the only focus of therapy. However, if one partner or family member has a diagnosable mental health disorder that is caused by or contributes to relationship distress and treating the relationship issue could improve the mental health condition, then your insurance plan might cover therapy with your partner or family members.

Questions to ask your insurance plan:

  • Does my plan cover CPT codes 90847 and/or 90846?
  • Does my plan recognize Emotionally Focused Therapy for treating mental health?

A good faith estimate of expected charges is available upon scheduling or upon your request.

To get started email or call Navigate’s intake team to book your first appointment or a 15-minute consultation: (Click Here).