My passion is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves, their bodies, and their world. I love seeing people learn new ways to live with meaning in the world! I earned my PhD in clinical psychology studying transcendence, wholeness, and transformation and am currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. I use He/Him pronouns. Throughout my training I have focused on cognitive-behavioral, process-oriented, and existential therapies. From my perspective, discussing mental health usually includes discussing meaning and Ultimate Purpose.
As your therapist, I will take my time with you, allowing myself to be with you and see you as a whole person. Your immediate lived experience, and my own, are the data that drive my understanding and treatment planning. I find it best to form a concept of the entire person, rather than a list of symptoms. By focusing on your mind, body, and spirit I can avoid confining labels. I also focus on how you experience the present. Rather than focusing solely on past trauma or future plans, I focus on how you experience traumatic memories in the present, and how thinking about the future affects you in the moment. This present orientation is key. My training and experience have helped me develop an appreciation for mindfulness and building awareness. Clients who are present are more aware of what they need in order to grow and heal.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Sleeping disorders
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
LMHC #LH60851067 (Expires: 2019-12-31)