I could be your way out of the woods.
Located in West Seattle, I visit with outpatient clients as a doctoral-level provider in private practice. My visits are with individuals, couples, and families. I provide psychological, forensic, and neuropsychological assessments as well as counseling services. At Sound Psychotherapy & Assessment, LLC, I am a preferred provider for several insurance companies. See my Rates and Insurance page for more information.
Approach to Care:
I am a generalist by nature, though I have had classical training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and the Primary Care Behavioral Health Consultation model. I have also had specialized training in recovering from addiction, and forensic interviewing, assessment, and treatment. I prefer to get to know my clients, their presenting concerns and supports, and create a plan together to improve their lives. I enjoy becoming creative in selecting my interventions - considering no single therapy technique useful for every person. My interest is to empower and support my clients, working together and personalizing their therapy to suit them individually. I continually work to provide a safe and productive space for clients to overcome adversity, and care deeply about understanding each person's diversity in identity and presence. In my personal and professional life, I strive to remain open to and aware of my biases - including my privilege, identities, and beliefs. My style is direct and I like to explain by use of examples, so don't be surprised if you hear at least one analogy when you speak with me!
My educational career has brought me to several passions in the field of psychology. I specialize in geek culture, recovery from substance addiction, gender, sexuality, and the LGBTQIA+ population. To learn more about the way I approach geek culture's potential in therapeutic intervention, check out my section on Serious Play.
- Will you see me if I'm not a geek?
- Of course! While geek culture is one of my passions, I am very interested in serving anyone who seeks therapy services.
- What should I expect at my first visit?
- In my first meetings, I like to get to know clients better... gaining an understanding of what they'd like to address and how I can be most useful.