I’ve been practicing therapy for adults, families, children, adolescents, and couples for 16 years. I consider therapy to be a growth process that builds upon your strengths. Over the years, I’ve sought out lenses to psychotherapy that bring that seemingly elusive path to change and healing well within reach. My practice integrates humanistic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), psychodynamic, somatic, object-relations/attachment, and neurophysiological approaches. I also use models such as ego state therapy, Lifespan Integration, DBT, emotion-focused therapy, exposure and response prevention, and several models for family therapy. It’s my joy and privilege to be a participant in the healing relationship of therapy.

What does LMHC mean? Licensed Mental Health Counselor means that I have a license from the State of Washington to practice mental health counseling. In other states, this may be called LPC (licensed professional counselor). Sometimes, the general terms of licensed therapist or psychotherapist are used instead. The important part is the word “licensed”. This means that the individual has a master’s degree or doctorate from an approved college or university and has completed the required graduate-level coursework, has 3,000 hours of supervised, postgraduate mental health counseling experience, has passed the national licensing exam, completes 36 hours of continuing education every two years, and is in good standing with the state licensing board.