My approach to therapy is warm, non-judgmental, collaborative, and conversational. The theoretical orientations that I generally work from include; family systems, structural and symbolic experiential. Furthermore, I often incorporate additional concepts and approaches to best meet the needs of my clients. For example, I use elements of play therapy and story telling in my work with children. As a licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of Washington, I have extensive experience working with individuals (13 years old and older) with a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns.
Among my areas of expertise are the treatment of:
- Eating disorders
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
- Conduct disorder
- Substance Abuse
- Anger management
- Work or career challenges
- Life transitions
- Grief and loss.
I help my clients to “go within” and discover themselves and their guiding principles. I will also help them develop authorship of their lives and succeed in their goals. I am passionate about guiding my clients through a process of self-discovery, helping them learn about their strengths and weaknesses, and assisting them in developing more effective coping skills and communication techniques. I use multiple modalities of counseling, teaching, learning, and healing, and incorporate various psycho-social-educational models within a culture and gender sensitive framework.