Provisionally Licensed Counselor - LPC - Registered Intern
I believe that therapy is a mutually creative process that occurs between two individuals in the context of a safe and accepting environment. Whether the issues are large or small, new or longstanding, talking about the struggles and successes we face can help us to become more self aware, self affirming, and compassionate.Therapy is a collaborative journey of courage and discovery that invites us to uncover the true nature of our most perplexing difficulties. It enables us to become more deeply known to ourselves and to more fully step into who we truly are. It is an investment in you – in your life and dreams.
My background includes over 30 years of experience working in the health care field. I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds in long-term care, hospice, palliative care, the Neonatal ICU, and the Neuro-ICU setting. My prior experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse and Hospice Chaplain, uniquely informs the way I integrate physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of healing. I graduated from Seattle University in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling.
I work with people from all walks of life who are experiencing painful situations, thoughts, and/or feelings and who especially wish to understand and break free from recurring patterns in their lives. I specialize in working with people dealing with loss and grief, individuals going through difficult transitions, and those who have chronic and/or serious illnesses, as well as caregivers of all sorts.I work under the supervision of Traci Wendell, LCSW.
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Aging and Geriatric Issues
Caregiver Issues or Stress
Chronic Illness or Disability
Chronic Pain or Illness
Family of Origin Issues
Health Illness and Medical Issues
Loss or Grief
Person Centered Therapy