I believe that counseling is about emotional and communication skill building and education. I specialize in working with stress and anxiety. I have experience working with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques. I believe in short term, goal focused, evidence based therapy. I believe that when given the right skills and opportunities people are empowered and can make changes in their lives.
Sometimes we all get stuck and keep repeating the same patterns and doing the same things over and over again. That just means we are human and normal. Everyone experiences times in their life where they just can't seem to break out and make a change for themselves. I believe that is where counseling can help. Counseling is a way to examine the patterns in our lives and consider different ways to make changes to be more at peace and calm in our day to day lives. Sometimes just learning some new ways to stay present in the moment and put our energy into what is right in front of us can be a great start.
In counseling one of the best ways to see progress is through building a relationship with your counselor built on trust and honesty. One way to do that is share a bit about your lives, interests and families. So let me start. I have been a counselor for 10 years and have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2013 and have worked with adolescents and adults in community and private practice settings. I have lived in Washington state for 17 years but grew up in British Columbia. I enjoy gardening, golf, and playing with my daughter and going swimming at the YMCA.
Thanks for taking the time to be brave and courageous and reach out to make a change in your life.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Self esteem, Depression
LMHC #LH 60427173 (Expires: 2019-09-30)
Ryan has been a great support through a very difficult time. He has given me many words of wisdom and different perspectives that I've utilized in moments where I feel anxious or hopeless... I really appreciate knowing he's just a message away.