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  • About Me

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    My Mission

    I have always been oriented as a helper. I began my journey, formally, with my undergraduate studies in the pre-medical sciences, and then later in the arts and humanities when I studied psychology, gender and women studies, sexuality, and bioethics (a branch of philosophy, looking at ethics within healthcare systems). My graduate degree was obtained at Seattle University, where I got a master’s of arts in psychology. It was there that I studied existential-phenomenological psychology, which is a fancy way of saying that I studied, in depth, what it means to find meaning, to move through life’s biggest issues, to exist as a human in relation with other humans, and what it means to struggle.

    I understand struggle. We all have our own histories, and I certainly have mine. I also know that it is possible to reach a level of healing that is conducive to a happy life. I find that I work quite well with issues surrounding gender, sexual identity, and sex – often leading to issues that manifest in anxiety, depression, addiction.  We will examine the systems that we exist within that are oppressive, marginalizing, or othering; and, how these systems contribute to daily struggles. We will work toward liberation from these, as much as possible. Together, we will walk a path toward healing and happiness that will be long lasting. In so doing I will draw from the following orientations of thought:

    • Somatics, particularly polyvagal theory
    • Attachment theory
    • Interpersonal neurobiology
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy (which can sometimes include exposure an response prevention, often used for the treatment OCD and phobias)
    • Dialectical behavioral therapy
    • Emotionally focused therapy (for individuals and couples work)
    • Internal family systems theory (sometimes called “parts work”)
    • Psychodynamics
    • Feminism
    • Liberation psychology

    For more information about how I operate as a therapist, please see the services overview page.

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    Overview of Services


    • Relationship issues
    • Trauma
    • Gender and other marginalized identities
    • Sex and the various ways it is expressed

    Compassionate and professional

    I care about you and your history.  Using an empowerment framework at the core of our work, you can trust that I will treat you with respect, dignity, and compassion in every interaction.  I maintain the highest standards for integrity and ethics.

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