I am trained to work with a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also focus on several specific areas, including:

 

substance use & Addiction

Thinking about changing your relationship with alcohol or drugs? Not sure why you drink or use, but know that at times you wish you didn’t? I love working with those thinking about reducing their use, as well as those working to strengthen their recovery.

If you are a spouse or partner, or parent of someone struggling with addiction, there is hope. I work with families to help encourage their loved ones into treatment, while increasing their own self-care and processing the impacts of addiction.

sex therapy

including infertility, pregnancy loss, and navigating family

I’m specifically trained in Medical Family Therapy, and have researched how infertility affects couples. Difficulting getting, and/or staying pregnant is a huge life stressor, and in some ways can alter the course of one’s life. I can help you navigate ART treatment, including IUI, IVF, and ICSI, and work towards resolve on your family building journey.

I’m working towards becoming an AASECT certified Sex Therapist, and have completed post-graduate training in Clinical Sexology and Out of Control Sexual Behavior.

LGTBQ/Poly/Kink friendly and affirming.

DIalectical behavior therapy (DBT)

for individuals with borderline personality disorder and their loved ones

Do you have a parent, child, spouse, or loved one that is emotional volatile? Do they seem to act like “I hate you - don’t leave me!”? They may be living with BPD.

I am one of the few therapists in the Seattle area working specifically with those who have a loved one with BPD. Learn how to take control of your own emotional life, set limits with love, and work towards the relationship you want and deserve.

If you yourself living with severe emotion dysregulation, I do provide DBT for individuals and DBT skills groups.