Providing Telehealth services on the Eastside (Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Snoqualmie, Mercer Island, North Bend and Fall City)

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

As a counselor, my goals are to create a collaborative partnership and safe space to help each client explore their emotions, lean into growth, heal emotional wounds and create a life that brings balance and peace.

My therapeutic orientation is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, to assist clients with obtaining coping skills, resiliency and challenging negative thinking patterns.  I also have training and experience with Internal Family Systems Therapy for those wanting to get in touch with parts of themselves that may need a little extra support, validation and healing.

What is individual counseling?

Individual counseling (sometimes referred to psychotherapy) is a process where clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring and confidential environment.  Counseling allows individuals to explore their feelings, beliefs and behavioral choices.  It can also help one to work through challenging or traumatic memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, gain a fuller understanding of themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired changes and solutions.

The focus is on each client’s specific needs and goals, while creating a positive alliance that nurtures trust and personal growth.

What therapeutic interventions do you use?

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

What are your specialties?

  • Depression
  • Anxiety, PTSD, Phobias or OCD
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ+ Issues

What else can you help me with?

Research has demonstrated that counseling is effective in treating a number of mental health disorders, including, but not limited to:

  • Emotion regulation
  • Identity issues
  • Coming out
  • Stress management
  • Coping skills and resiliency
  • Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-esteem
  • Behavioral issues
  • Women’s issues
  • Managing work-life balance
  • Family or relationship issues
  • Life transitions and decisions