I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington and have been in private practice since 1997. Along with my private practice I have worked with families in a home based therapy program at one time supported by Child Protective Services. This gave me experience with creative on-the spot counseling with people whose lives were chaotic, desperate, and wanting support for doing well by one another. It was an honor to sit with these families. My greatest strengths are the ability to draw from many different strategies for healing, a sense of humor and reverence for the crooked path we must take at times towards what we are aiming for. I am patient, interactive, often directive and willing to sit in the quiet space of the therapy room.
I am also an artist and offer conversation about the creative process, blocks, relationship to the essential connection we all crave. Do you find your self with something you need to express, to yourself and maybe to the world and one of the ways is through your art, whether it be painting, poetry, movement etc, but you don't know where to start, or you find yourself hiding, self conscious, filled with unhelpful chatter? Well, we can talk about it. I can help you take some small steps towards yourself, towards a practice that makes sense and is sustainable. I know all too well the challenges and I am willing to step into that vulnerability with you.
I am the mother of two adult daughters and have experience in four parent families as well as heterosexual and same sex relationship/marriages. One of my strengths as a therapist is my own commitment to personal work. Self
exploration is an on going part of my life and I believe keeps me on equal and honest ground with my clients.
BA The Evergreen State College 1980
Licensed as a Massage Therapist The Brenneke School of Massage 1992
MA, ABS Masters in Systems counseling From The Leadership Institute of Seattle, Bastyr University 1997
On going workshops in Ethics, and topics of interest that support my educational advancement and ability to serve you well.
Washington State Mental health Counselor # LH 00011368
Washington Mental Health Counselors Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Seattle Counselors Association