Who Are You
If you’ve experienced life change in the last 12 months…
relationship status change
that’s been difficult to manage…
WHICH FEELS LIKE:
WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?
counseling, psychotherapy, talk therapy?
All names for the same thing: a conversation with a trained listener designed to identify, challenge, and adjust the way we move through the world. I rely on Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Existential, and Humanistic therapies to help clients identify goals and move closer toward them.
Psychotherapy can be as rich or deep as we want it to be. Some of my clients’ needs are resolved within a handful of sessions with coping skills, problem-solving, and new ways of thinking. Others have invested in therapy as a platform for exploring beliefs about themselves, the world, and relationships. Part of our initial contact will be identifying goals, including measurable outcomes, and determining the length of treatment.
WHAT TO EXPECT
50 minute sessions in my Queen Anne office.
Questions like, “How does that make you feel?”: Cliche? Yes! Relevant? Yes! Part of my job is pushing you to identify how to feel without asking you to change it. Yes, there will be an emotion wheel.
Mindfulness exercises like deep breathing, grounding, and body scans.
Problem-solving. Maybe the solution is right in front of us, it just took a fresh set of eyes to see it?
Accountability. Did you do what you said you were going to do? Are you skirting away from a difficult topic? Are you showing up? Putting in the effort?
Confidentiality. Your private thoughts are safe with me.
Feeling heard, supported, and cared for. I’ve got your back. We’re in this together.
What PSYCHOTHERAPY isn’t
I don’t have a magic wand and I’m still trying to figure out how to get people to do what I want all the time. I can’t get the other people in your life to do, or not do, particular things. But we can explore how it makes you feel and how you might be contributing to the problem.
If we’re cruising, we aren’t doing good work. We’ve got to push ourselves to stretch and grow. We can move through this process together, at your speed, pushing you only into a level of discomfort that you can tolerate.
If it was easy, everyone would do it. Many of my clients report feeling exhausted after our sessions. It isn’t easy to “hear” your thoughts, stories, wounds, and fears. Good news is that you won’t have to face it alone.
LET’S GET STARTED
My rate is $150 per counseling hour, due at the time of the session. I am not paneled with insurance companies and an considered an Out of Network provider for all insurance claims. I offer Superbills to my clients.
I offer a free, 20 minute consultation in my office to determine fit.
1817 Queen Anne Ave N, Suite 309
Seattle, WA 98109