Whether you feel hopeless, overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, or alone, support is available and healing is possible.
Counseling may help you to:
Gain a balanced perspective
Enjoy more meaningful, healthier relationships
See yourself as more than just a "disorder"
Advocate for yourself and your needs
Access your strengths and resources
Enjoy life again
Find hope for the future
Find relief from troubling symptoms like anxiety, depression, loneliness, insomnia, anger issues, and more
Navigate difficult transitions like midlife, a newly blended family, retirement, divorce, and job changes
Technology Assisted Counseling
As a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health provider (BC-TMH), I am credentialed to provide technology assisted counseling within the state of Washington when doing so is deemed clinically appropriate. I follow all applicable laws and ethical guidelines to protect confidentiality and promote positive outcomes.
My approach to counseling is rooted in the following concepts:
Human Connection: You are not a disorder, you are a person. So am I. No matter our differences, we have that in common. You are welcome and wanted here.
Self and Other Awareness:Insight alone isn't always enough to create lasting, meaningful change. However, change without insight is frequently a temporary "band aid" fix. Lack of awareness can lead to poor boundaries, misplaced priorities and a sense of wandering lost.
Everyone Needs a Tool Belt:Sometimes in order to heal deeper wounds, we must first learn the tools necessary to manage existing crises or lessen troubling symptoms. With practice, these tools become more automatic, strengthening our ability to cope with the day-to-day and preparing us for the "deeper" work.
Context:None of us exist in a bubble. We are all part of a larger context that includes intimate and non-intimate relationships, organizations, family systems, cultures, groups, and institutions. Often our roles within systems influence our behavior. Identifying and modifying these roles can help support conscious, lasting change.
Social Consciousness:I strive to maintain awareness of ways in which power and privilege manifest in personal and professional realms. Often, imbalance in in these areas results in mental, physical, relational, and systemic disorders which cannot be cured through compassion alone. When action is required, I work with you toward education and empowerment and I also contribute what I can in both my personal and professional lives toward the wellness of everyone.
In Case of Emergency:
I do not provide crisis counseling services. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, go immediately to the nearest emergency room, dial 911, or call the crisis line at 360-586-2800 or 1-800-273-8255. Click HERE for a list of community resources in Thurston County, and HERE for a list of resources in Mason County, Washington.