The most courageous thing we will ever do is to bear humbly the mystery of our own reality.
What I love most about my job is getting the opportunity to sit with you in some of life's tougher spots. I believe that it is being met in those places that allows us to heal and grow. I get the chance to do this professionally both in my private practice office in Wallingford as well as at the Student Counseling Center at Seattle Pacific University. I specialize in working with
people struggling with food and body issues and eating disorders.
I also work with those struggling with anxiety, depression, life
transitions, divorce, and relational issues. My passion for food and body issues comes from the idea that sometimes our bodies have a way of expressing our struggles that we have not found words for yet.
That is a bit about why I do this work.
Here is the technical stuff that allows me to do it...
My Therapeutic Orientation
appreciate a variety of therapeutic orientations, I most closely align
myself with a psychodynamic relational therapeutic approach. It is my
belief that our core desire is for relationship and it is within the
context of relationship that we can heal. Relationships deeply form us
and often, the roots of our unrest are discovered in how we relate to
ourselves and others. Within the therapeutic relationship I will seek
to develop a relationship that unfolds the ways you relate to yourself and other The hope is for both parties in the therapeutic
relationship to be open, real and vulnerable to the effects that humans
have on us, including the human that is sitting across from us.
Relational psychotherapy offers presence rather than analysis, empathy
rather than sympathy, and the face of another human being, rather than
the face of a detached professional.