I am now offering telementalhealth for people in Washington State so that you can have support and help from your home using a computer or smart phone. Please contact me if you are interested.
The therapeutic alliance is very important to me and I strive to build a strong working relationship characterized by compassion and humor with each individual or couple in my practice. I find that being able to laugh together strengthens the therapy relationship. A strong believer in each person's capacity to grow and change, I challenge the people I see to reach their potential. When working with couples, I focus on helping both people confront the issues in the relationship using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
For the past 25 years, I have worked hard to help many people improve their mental health and quality of life. Although I primarily use a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques, I strive to maintain a highly individualized approach to therapy. My doctorate is in clinical psychology and my masters degree is in nutrition, a very helpful combination when working with people with depression, anxiety, stress, or eating disorders. I particularly enjoy working with couples with long standing marriages who are facing a crisis or wish to deepen their relationship.