Each of us has circumstances and relationships that are challenging to us now or in our past. Whether at home, work, school, in our relationships, or from within, this unfinished business takes up our energy and prevents us from moving forward. If we focus our energy and attention towards healing and understanding the deeper layers of our experience, then we make space for that which we desire for ourselves.
My approach to counseling is informed by a combination of psychodynamic therapy, somatics, and an overall non-judgmental approach that recognizes the many complexities of people’s lives. During our initial session we will discuss the concerns that have prompted you to seek help. I may employ a variety of approaches tailored to fit individual style and needs. These may include active listening, mindfulness practices, somatic approaches, family of origin work, and creativity.
While the therapeutic process is not always fun or pleasant, particularly experiencing feelings and aspects of yourself that you find unappealing or painful, doing so in a supportive, non-threatening environment can be liberating and rewarding and opens up space for resilience, joy, and compassion for self and others.
My educational training includes graduate degrees in social work and in law and social policy from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and an undergraduate degree focusing in social sciences from Barnard College, Columbia University.
My therapeutic work is influenced by my engagement in diverse communities, in particular, with people of color, immigrants, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender people.
If you’re interested in getting started, call 206-524-9055. Our intake therapist can answer your questions and schedule an initial appointment for you.