Feel Greater Happiness and Fulfillment in Your Life

Psychotherapy

What hurts? What aspects of yourself do you wish to learn more about? Do you wish to feel greater happiness or fulfillment in your life? Do you wish to feel calmer, clearer, more certain? Engaging in a process of psychotherapy can help.

 

My passion is in witnessing the transformation and growth that occurs within the inner and outer lives of my clients. I seek to create a resonance by maintaining a friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere, a safe container, comfortable office space, empathic listening and professional expertise, which I have provided for over 30 years.

 

I see the psychotherapeutic process as a mysterious journey into the unknown territory of the soul. I am there to light the way and to accompany you on your journey. Success depends on our work together and your motivation and willingness to change. My role is to illuminate the unknown spaces within you.

 

Though I have trained in a wide variety of modalities, I steer away from a cookie cutter set of ‘techniques’ and focus directly on you and your individual needs and ways of working.

 

I believe that healing begins with awareness. From that place we bring to consciousness that which has been unconscious, and there the real work takes place. Traditional talk therapies are of great value. I also feel that clients may be assisted by including energetic, somatic and spiritual elements, if they are open to alternative ways of working.

 

I have trained extensively in modalities such as object relations, Jungian psychotherapy, bioenergetics, somatic therapies, expressive arts therapies, psychodrama, and shamanic energy healing.

People seek psychotherapy for:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief or loss

  • Divorce or painful relationship loss

  • Life transitions

  • Existential crisis

  • Blocked creativity

  • Parenting difficulties

  • Relationship conflicts

  • Communication coaching

  • Career challenges

  • Spiritual concerns

  • Trauma

People seek therapy for their children or teens if behavioral problems persist or they experience other symptoms such as:

  • Poor school performance

  • Trouble getting along with peers

  • Experiencing nightmares or night terrors

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Trouble eating

  • Temper tantrums

  • Inappropriate sexual play

  • Cutting

  • Excessive difficulties with parents and family members

  • Unable to bond with parents and others

  • Hyperactivity

  • Grief and loss

  • Divorce issues

  • Social difficulties

“Help me, I think I’m falling

in love again.” 

- Joni Mitchell 

Couples Counseling

I have worked with couples for many years and what I have found is that people who’ve been together for a long time tend to get stuck in ‘ruts’ and hold the other person responsible for their unhappiness.  This goes round and round and sooner or later the relationship begins to unravel. 

 

In therapy we work with the expectations and disappointments behind the day to day frustrations, and to seek to find the spark of love, attraction and connection that the couple started out with.  Couple’s therapy is hard work, but can be infinitely rewarding. 

I’ve trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a therapy derived by Dr. Sue Johnson, for couples in relationship.

Let's Work Together

If you feel a resonance and would like to find out more about my work, please contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

I look forward to talking with you!

 

I work with couples, women, men and children

in my Vashon Island or West Seattle offices, or online through video conferencing.

"Something opens our wings

Makes boredom and hurt disappear

Someone fills the cup in front of us

We taste only sacredness."

- Rumi

Testimonials

"To find a practitioner so experienced and deft in classical psychotherapy, and yet so richly steeped in the traditions of shamanism and energy work, is a rare find. Her ability to blend and fluidly move between them as needed is priceless. I am without question a happier, healthier, and better person due to our work. She has been like a sherpa, a Great Mother, and a healer all in one. I wish everyone could have such a gifted, skillful and attuned therapist."

— R.L.

Psychotherapy & Shamanic Healing Client

Contact

206-465-9172

Vashon Island * West Seattle * Online

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