Reaching out for guidance and support takes courage and readiness for change. This is the first step toward meaningful growth, and creating personal fulfilment. I understand the sensitive process involved in the decision to initiate therapy and I strive to create a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment where we can work together to meet your goals.
I work from a systemic and humanistic perspective and treat each person holistically, taking into account their physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental dispositions. I strive to employ a high degree of empathy, compassion, and insight, while we work together to achieve your unique personal goals. Working from an integrative approach to therapy, I utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Ecotherapy and Mindfulness.
As an Ecotherapist, I am passionate about being outdoors and helping others learn and benefit from the healing effects of nature. A wealth of current and emerging research provides evidence that spending as little as 20 minutes in nature can improve physiological, emotional, and mental health functioning. Ecotherapy sessions take place at local parks and trails.
I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships issues, and life transitions. I also enjoy helping families repair and strengthen strained relationships, create healthier patterns of communication, and build trust and connection with one another.
Working closely with individuals and families on their journey toward growth and fulfillment is an honor and something I take very seriously.
I have over 15 years of experience working with youth and families in schools, non-profit organizations, and therapeutic settings.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed School Counselor, and seasoned Ecotherapy Guide. I completed my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Chapman University in Orange, CA in 2012. Thereafter, I completed my School Counseling Program at City University of Seattle's Albright School of Education in 2013. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii in 2009.
I maintain memberships with the Association for Nature and Forest Therapy, the American Counseling Association, and the American School Counseling Association.
Please contact me if you have any questions, or if you would like to set up an initial consultation.
Northeast 83rd Street, Redmond, Washington 98052, United States
Throughout the school year, I generally see clients in the afternoons. During the summer months my office hours are more flexible.