Person-Centered Compassionate Care
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”
- Brené Brown
Hello and Welcome!
Counseling is a unique and personal experience for every individual. My belief is that each of us have an opportunity to maximize our quality of life and to live to our utmost and best potential.
In the United States, roughly 1 in 5 adults live with a mental health condition, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), but only about half of them receive treatment. Untreated mental health conditions can affect and interfere with relationships, work and everyday functioning.
About 75-80 percent of individuals that seek out and start mental health counseling have some sort of benefit and may seem improvements with their condition (APA).
If you or a loved one is experiencing overwhelming emotions, worrying thoughts, or difficult behaviors such as anxiety, depression or PTSD, and is having trouble managing them, you might consider different treatment options, including mental health counseling.
American Psychological Association (APA). (2022, March 16). Understanding psychotherapy and how it works. https://www.apa.org/topics/psychotherapy/understanding
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). (Updated 2021). NIMH Strategic Plan for Research (NIH Publication No. 20-MH-8120). Retrieved from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/sites/default/files/documents/about/strategic-planning-reports/NIMH-Strategic-Plan-for-Research-2021-Update.pdf.
I believe that we as individuals already have the necessary keys to start on our road to better mental health.
I create a non-judgmental and safe space for individuals wanting to unpack emotional and mental distress.
With special focus on thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, I support clients to examine interpersonal relationships, challenge irrational thoughts, build and maintain sustainable coping skills, and process trauma one step at a time.
I am an Associated Licensed Mental Health Counselor (License # MC61394444) in the state of Washington. I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University in 2022. I received my Bachelors of Science in Religion from the Vanguard University of Southern California in 2014. Additionally, I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and National Board of Certified Counselor (NBCC).
Prior to private practice, I worked at a community mental health agency as well as a trauma crisis center. Throughout my professional career, I have gained experience in a number of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and experiencing the great outdoors; fishing, surfing, skating, hiking, biking, and swimming.
Person-centered means creating an approach that engages and collaborates with the individual on their treatment, progress, and goals. This includes asking the individual what can be done to support and facilitate their preferences. Additionally, a holistic approach promotes a healthy lifestyle, identify personal stressors and levels of functioning, explains and demonstrates healthy coping and problem-solving techniques, and incorporates the individual’s natural supports as much as possible. Think of the individual’s natural supports as another member of the treatment team.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
The service fee is $125 / 53 minute session
I work directly the following insurances:
United Health Care
Policyholders are responsible for co-pay or deductible fees they may have at each visit.
Appointment cancellations or rescheduling is to be no less than 48 hours of scheduled appointment, 'No Calls'. 'No shows' are considered to be more than 15 minutes late for their scheduled appointment.
All 'No Calls' and 'No Shows' will be required to pay the entire session fee.
Serving clients all across the state of Washington.
Sessions are currently held via Telehealth only.
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Office: 425-640-7009 ext. 9234
NOTICE: You may find me on social media. These types of casual social contacts can create significant privacy risks for you, as well as negatively impact our therapeutic relationship. I do not communicate with any of my clients through social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Linked-In, etc. If you have an online presence, there is a possibility that you may encounter me by accident. If I discover that I have unintentionally established an online relationship with you, I will disengage by leaving that particular conversation thread, group, etc. If this should occur, please do not take this personally. It is all about respect and maintain healthy boundaries while preserving our therapeutic relationship.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND : Mental health counseling is NOT a substitute for emergency services.
In the event of a mental health emergency/crisis situation, please dial '911'.
If you are thinking about harming yourself or someone else, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline anytime at 800-273-8255.
- 24/7 Suicide Hotline: 988
- Crisis Text Line: Text the word "HEAL" to 741741
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233
***If a person is unable to speak safely, text 'LOVEIS' to 1-866-331-94-74.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- Teen Link: 866-833-6546
- Translife: 877-565-8860
- Veteran Resources: 800-273-8255
- Washington Recovery Helpline: 886-789-1511
**Not in the United States? Find a helpline in your country: