I started as a therapist because I wanted to understand my self and others more deeply. I have always been inspired by encountering the richness and diversity of human experience, and I draw meaning and nourishment from being able to meet people as they really are. My experience as a therapist has solidified my belief in the capacity for people to grow and change through relationships. Common themes of my work with clients include: healing from past painful experiences, learning how to feel at home in your body, and relating with more ease to those around you. Through counseling, it is possible to shift away from self-defeating patterns that are no longer useful, and learn to relate to yourself and others in ways that allow you to feel more present and genuine in your life.
Individual Counseling: I provide individual therapy to adults throughout the lifespan and adolescents age 13 and older. Sessions are scheduled as frequently as needed. I am able to accommodate multiple sessions per week for individuals requiring intensive treatment.
Family Counseling Sessions: As an additional support for individual clients, I also provide family sessions, as needed. Through family counseling, family members can learn to communicate more effectively, strengthen support for one another, and reconnect with family strengths and resources.
Adolescent Counseling: I am especially passionate about working with individuals through the period of adolescence. I view the "challenges" and "turmoil" that can arise during this period of change as necessary for the development of impassioned, secure, courageous, and principled adults.
Eating Disorder Treatment: I collaborate with Sarah Voth, RD, CEDRD, CD in a multidisciplinary treatment program in Bellingham called FLOURISH Food and Body, the first program of its kind in Bellingham. Our approach is aimed at helping you heal your relationship with food, weight, body image and exercise. We focus on moving our clients towards a joy-based, flexible, and mindful way of eating and moving, a way of living that gives you freedom to experience life, love and connection with others.
I offer individual and family therapy sessions for adolescents and adults.