Individual Counseling for Young Adults & Adults

We all deserve to feel safe, whole and nurtured. Whatever you are experiencing, and wherever you are in your personal journey, I will support you in an awakening of compassionate self-awareness and acceptance, which are at the core of healing, change and growth. Let me help you in cultivating an authentic, healthy sense of self.

 

In our sessions, you will learn to be present with and understand patterns, beliefs and emotions and develop an increased ability to cope with stress and challenges. I will introduce you to practices that help you develop the ability to tune in to your inner world so that you can build skills to better regulate and respond to—rather than react to—experiences and avoid going into a flight, fright or freeze response. As you progress in this empowering process of exploration and gain insight into your needs and hopes, you will discover new choices and decisions. I believe in the power of connection in the therapeutic relationship to help you uncover resilience and resourcefulness from within. 

 

I am a collaborative partner in the therapeutic process, meeting you exactly where you are and offering a non-judgmental environment for you to explore and address distressing symptoms related to mind and body. My approach is person-centered, gentle and joyful. I am an integrative counselor, grounded in mindfulness and somatic and contemplative orientations. I work experientially while taking a holistic view of each individual and their social context and background.

Areas of Specialty 

Anxiety

Panic Disorders

Stress

Depression

Life Transitions

Body Image

Disordered Eating

Treatment Approaches

Somatic

Contemplative

Mindfulness

Self-Compassion

Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

Fees & Insurance

Self-pay fee of $145 per 50 minute session

Good Faith Estimate Notice

I accept the following insurance:

  • PacificSource

  • Aetna

  • Samaritan Health 

Out-of-Network Billing:

 

I can provide a monthly superbill for you to submit to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement. You are responsible for the full session fee at the time of your appointment. Please verify out-of-network benefits prior to scheduling your first session.

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.

Mary Oliver

Mountain Landscape