*Available to individuals in Washington and Minnesota via Telehealth*
Anxious - Overwhelmed - Ready to change
I specialize in treating adults and teens (age 16+) with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and relational difficulties.
Other needs include but are not limited to the following:
emotional overwhelm, low self-esteem, codependency, PTSD and trauma recovery, bipolar II disorder and cyclothymia, major life changes, body image issues, lack of fulfillment, grief, depression, dating and singleness, assertiveness training, loneliness, conflict management
Relational Psychodynamic - EMDR - Emotion Focused
I provide trauma-informed relational psychodynamic therapy. This means that I attend to the self as a whole system shaped by past experiences, attachment relationships, sensations, thoughts, and emotions. I also consider the relationship between the therapist and client as a useful part of the healing process. For those contending with specific traumas or chronic traumatic patterns, I offer EMDR therapy and Lifespan Integration.
As for my style, I bring immense attention and emotional focus to my work with individuals. I love watching each person grow in self-compassion, assertiveness, and courage through our weekly meetings.
What To Expect
Compassion - Challenge - Collaboration
In your first session we will explore your goals and hopes for therapy, and whether we are a good fit. From there each appointment offers a space for you to bring thoughts, emotions, stories, or questions for us to explore.
Therapy can be difficult sometimes - personal growth and healing can stir up uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and memories. Because therapy engages our complex adaptive systems (google: chaos theory), there are both moments of celebration and breakthrough, as well as relapses and the feeling of going backwards. My role will be to help you move through and orient yourself in this process with self-compassion, practical tools, and a sense of purpose.