Telehealth, or Teletherapy/Virtual/Online sessions are therapy sessions offered over the use of secure video-platform from the safety, comfort, and security of your own home.
I am able to serve residents throughout Washington state.
No need to battle traffic, rearrange your schedule to make it to the office.
If utilizing insurance, please check with your insurance carrier whether this type of service is covered.
You know the feeling too well: the tight sensation in your chest, fast heart beat, shallow breathing, and panic. Your mind is going all directions, constantly worrying about your problems without being able to find an effective solution. You then may seek reassurance from loved ones just to find the anxiety continues to persevere and impact all areas of your life. As a way to try and combat the anxiety and fear, you end up avoiding doing things and engaging in tasks you once enjoyed. All this anxiety is eating away from you finding calm and constantly taking you away from being the whole person you want become. I get it. These symptoms can be very scary, leaving you feeling hopeless and helpless at times.
You want and deserve to feel calm again!
I’m here to help. I’m here to support you and teach you skills to manage those distressing emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
No more pushing the uncomfortable feelings away or engaging in avoidance strategies. It may be scary, but in the safety of the therapeutic relationship, we will explore these uncomfortable feelings and sensations, examine them and make sense of how they developed overtime and how they are ruling your life by keeping you from engaging in activities you find pleasurable, feeling unfulfilled, helpless, and worthless.
We will explore what’s happening on your body and brain in moments of distress, learn how to implement the latest neuroscience strategies and evidence-based treatments to help you effectively examine your thoughts, develop mindful awareness of your symptoms, regulate emotionally, build a life worth living, and decrease distress.
My style is gentle, caring, and compassionate. To provide you with an individually tailored treatment plan, I usually draw from evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills, and psychodynamic therapies while using neuroscience informed strategies. Additionally, I’m trained in and proud to offer Sandtray Therapy, and expressive form of therapy, to help you integrate all parts of yourself.
COVID-19 update: At this time, I am taking child clients on a case-by-case basis. Please contact me to learn more.
Through Play Therapy, your child can improve how to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others while using the developmentally appropriate language of children which is: PLAY. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.
As a rigorously trained Registered Play Therapist, I am trained in translating the language children use, play. In Play Therapy, I offer a carefully selected variety of toys to aid children communicating and expressing what they need during our session.
Playing out their experiences and feelings is the most natural and self-healing process a child can engage in. In their play children communicate, their experiences, their reactions and feelings to those experiences, their wishes, needs, and wants, and their self-perception.
Thru playing, children are able to bring relief to difficult emotions, organize their experiences and their personal world, experience being in control, and able to come up with new solutions for their problems, which decreases problematic behaviors.
While children play, I provide a supportive, caring, safe, and non-judgmental space for them in order to help them to learn how to co-regulate their emotions so they can learn better ways to express themselves. During play therapy, children learn to develop self-control by responding with appropriate therapeutic limit-setting procedures. When children symbolically play what may be unmanageable in reality, children are able to make these situations more manageable in real life.
When children feel heard, understood, cared, accepted, and important, their self-concept improves, self-esteem increases, children become more resilient and self-reliant, children become more responsible and able to cope better, develop an internal source of evaluation, and gradually learn to accept themselves all of which help with decreasing problematic behaviors.
Approaches I use in working with children: Child-Centered Play Therapy, Integrative Play Therapy, AutPlay Therapy (Certified Provider), Sandtray Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Please watch a fun, short, educational video on Children and Play Therapy.