I have been in the mental health field for twenty years with a wide range of roles from activities specialist, case management, vocational services coordinator, management and as a professional licensed counselor. I enjoy working with all ages and mental health disorders. Cognitive behavior therapy is my main approach in the office. it is proven to help individuals better under stand how their beliefs and values form over time so that it becomes possible to guide them back to a healthy place if those beliefs and values about themselves contribute to distorted thinking. I have completed multiple CBT seminars through the Beck Institute and have developed the skill of interweaving dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, strengths based therapy and motivational interviewing into the process.
I have a great deal of empathy for individuals with adverse child and adult experiences. I respect each individual for the strengths they have demonstrated in getting through difficult times. I want people to feel safe in my office to share their stories even when it becomes an emotional experience. Through identifying an individuals strengths and attributes, building the level of confidence in an individual to make change becomes possible. I am a strong believer in the individual leading the way to achieve changes in their behavior; I simply provide them with the tools and skills to be successful.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Jealousy, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC LH 61050140
AK LPC 124185
She’s the best
Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Kandy for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Kandy is so great! I absolutely love her attitude and personable qualities. She’s very knowledgeable and helps me understand deep rooted issues that have been unhealed for years. I trust her advice and all of her input.
Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Kandy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue