My early work experience in Seattle was with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, and that generated long-term interests in sexuality, female health issues, and counseling. I’ve also done some specialized work with people with physical and sensory disabilities. I work with couples in many configurations: straight, gay, lesbian, living together, married, separating and divorcing.
As a member of the American Psychological Association and the Washington State Psychological Association, my practice is governed by a code of ethical responsibility. This means that I provide the best service that I am capable of providing and work within the limits of my competencies.
In the last decade, I have been drawn to a newer therapeutic approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy, developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. I am enthusiastic about this evidence-based, systematic approach to couple and individual issues, rooted in attachment theory.
I am active in the therapy process and work cooperatively with clients to establish goals. In addition to Emotionally Focused Therapy, I have some training in the theoretical approaches of John Gottman, David Schnarch, and the PREP approach to communication skills. I will be working from 8:15-4:15 Mondays & Tuesdays, and 8:30-12:30 on Wednesdays. I am not a preferred provider on any insurance panels. I enjoy the work that I do.