How I Work
Counselor in Washington State
My Counselling Style: What to Expect
My style is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. I value my relationship with my clients as I believe that our bond of trust, caring, and collaboration effectively assist my client in their path of healing and thrive.
I work holistically to help you heal and have a rich and full life. This means we'll focus on your overall health, including your mind, emotion, body, and soul, whether you're struggling with relationships, anxiety or depression, or teen issues.
By engaging your mind, body, emotion and spirit in the process, you will develop a healthier sense of self as you access and understand your feelings to gain a sense of meaning in life. The goal is for you to experience greater self-love, self-acceptance, and freedom.
I believe you're the expert in your life. My role is to act as your best ally and guide you through your healing journey.
As you feel safe sharing your story with me, we'll explore your concerns and discuss how you'd like your life to be.
I'll listen to you deeply, supporting you to try new strategies and apply them to your daily life.
Working with me, you’re more than welcome to provide ongoing feedback about our work so that we can make adjustments to the process and your goals if necessary.
My approach stems from a combination of spirituality and integrative therapy. This means I integrate elements of different modalities to best fit your specific needs and goals. Some of these modalities include:
Mindfulness brings your attention to the present moment helping to increase your awareness of what's happening in your mind and body.
Mindfulness helps you better understand your current challenges and the opportunities available to you. It's backed by a wealth of research showing that it helps with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other problems.
Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)
EFT works directly with your emotions by helping you recognize the negative pattern you get stuck in so you can change to a more positive way and have emotional balance.
EFT helps you learn to trust yourself and to engage more authentically and fully with others.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT also uses mindfulness techniques to help you move through challenging emotions and thoughts by embracing them rather than fighting or feeling guilty about them. Accepting difficult thoughts and feelings enables you to become more aware of your core values so you can take the steps necessary to live by them fully.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is the most researched method of psychotherapy that's been used for over six decades. It focuses on working with negative thoughts and limiting beliefs to manage or change them.
When your thoughts change, your feelings and experience of being in the world change. You think more positively and feel better about yourself.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT takes the principles of Mindfulness in that it helps you see and accept that all negative thoughts, feelings, and experiences are valid. Yet, it enables you to change them so you can move forward in your life.
DBT is an evidenced-based practice that also helps you create better interpersonal relationships.
Your next steps:
I hope you have a sense of me and how I work. If you're interested in working with me, here are your next steps:
Step 1: Book Your free 15- Minute phone consultation
Book a free, 15-minute call where you can tell me about your concerns, and I'll let you know how I can help. I'll answer any questions you have, and we'll see if we're a good fit.
Step 2: Our First Session
Once we decide to work together, I'll send you my intake documents to complete. We'll then schedule a 50-minute initial counseling session where we'll discuss your concerns, relevant history, and goals.
Step 3: Subsequent Sessions
Typically, we'll meet weekly at first, then evaluate the frequency of sessions on an ongoing basis.
for a free 15-minute inquiry call. Together, we can discuss how I can help you with your concerns.