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Licensed Mental Health Counselor
License Number LH61074241
You may seem like you have it all together and have many different relationships; yet, internally you struggle with deep feelings of isolation and a nagging sense that you never measure up. Perfectionism, all-or-nothing thinking, and fear of failure might be familiar friends. Vulnerability is difficult, especially when you feel like an outsider or an imposter. You struggle with being authentic, finding a supportive community, and having intimate relationships.
You may be hard on yourself. The depth and intensity of your emotions might scare you. Perhaps you find yourself entrenched in a pattern of overwork, over planning, and ceaselessly striving to find a sense of control because you are afraid of criticism, rejection, or not meeting your goals.
You want to feel comfortable in your own skin, to own the things that make you unique, to quiet the internal self-criticism. You desire to experience life in a more vibrant way, to take risks freely and feel more in charge of your choices. You long to know you are enough. You want to be honest with yourself and others about who you are and to feel accepted. You want to finally step into your authentic power and feel capable of creating the life you want. You want more than to simply survive or manage your symptoms and stressors. Ultimately, you want to flourish and not be held back by your fears and anxieties.
I help clients become more present with themselves and others. I empower them to find a greater sense of agency in their lives. Together, we can work to make sense of how your context influences the choices you make. I can help you celebrate the uniqueness of your voice and abilities and learn to trust your intuition.
I believe everyone is resilient and has an intuition towards healing. I believe there is a truth within each of us that acts as a compass and a guide. When you tune in to that deepest intuition, you can learn to turn away from the things that don’t serve you, change the negative patterns holding you back, and embrace what your soul longs for: agency and connection with yourself and others.
My services are available for adult individuals and couples seeking a deep, relational and transformative therapy process. I love to work with clients from diverse backgrounds and particularly enjoy working with people who feel different in some way or have been marginalized and misunderstood. I value anti-oppression in my professional and personal work and provide counseling for multiculturalism and social justice. I use the Health at Every Size approach to working with body image and disordered eating patterns. I love working with “sensitive types,” intensely driven and high achieving, creatives and artists, intellectual and philosophically-minded, curious and intentional people who want to do deep personal work.
I was born in Oregon and grew up the middle child in a family filled with independent, creative, strong-minded, and spiritual intellectuals. I identify as a highly sensitive person and have always had a deep curiosity about the choices people make, as well as a desire to better understand the stories individuals tell themselves and others. I find that people tend to trust me with their secrets. Wanting to move beyond simply holding those truths and have a more lasting and meaningful impact on others is what ultimately lead me to pursue a career as a counselor.
I live in the Seattle area with my partner and our Ragdoll mix cat. I love to celebrate beauty in its many forms: exploring new pockets of the city, experiencing a new restaurant, discovering that cool new vintage find, tasting my new favorite cappuccino, hosting friends, hitting up a live music venue, and road trips of any kind. I am a very creative and spiritual person, with an intense desire to experience and understand as much as I possibly can.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where I attended undergraduate and graduate school. During and after I completed my Master’s, I worked in private practice, community mental health, and mandated counseling environments. I have experience working as a counselor, crisis intervention and assessment expert, and case manager.
I received my Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance from Willamette University and completed my Master of Arts in Counseling from Western Seminary.
Trained in Relational Gestalt
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship
|Phone Consultation||15 minutes||Free|
|Individual Intake Session||60 minutes||$350|
|Couples Intake Session||60 minutes||$350|
|Individual Therapy Session (In-person or Online)||60 minutes||$300|
|Couples Therapy Session (In-person or Online)||60 minutes||$300|
I am not paneled with any insurance company. My clients attend therapy on an out-of-network basis or pay for sessions out of pocket. If you would like to use your out-of-network benefits, please contact your insurance company prior to our first meeting. Ask what the out-of-network reimbursement would be for outpatient in-person or online psychotherapy. The specific amount of this reimbursement depends on your plan. I will provide you with the statements your insurance requires.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
If what I shared here resonates with you, I would love to learn more about you and hear your story. I offer in-person sessions in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle and online therapy across the state of Washington. To start your therapy journey, follow these simple steps: