I specialize in evidence-based psychotherapy and couples therapy for reflective, goal-oriented adults.

brief or longer term, based on your needs.

 

Some therapists prioritize reflection over action. Others value action above understanding. I aim to balance reflection and action, because my experience (and the science) says that your well-being and effectiveness are the outcome of a complex system of parts.

Chances are you've tried various things to get better. I work with you to find the 'just right' new insights and perspectives that will let you approach your issues in a new way. Then we engineer actions grounded in that new understanding. 

I balance my training as a clinical psychologist with my expertise as a leadership coach and organizational consultant, so I can help you across personal and professional parts of your life.

(I'm a Licensed Psychologist in Washington State: License PY60382108.) 

individual psychotherapy:

My work integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). I am well-trained to treat a range of mood, anxiety, stress or motivation problems.

 

For Individuals:

Average 4 – 20 sessions

Your insurance may cover some/all of my fee.

 

COUPLES THERAPy:

My approach is based on Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT).

Couples Therapy involves two  stages:

1) An assessment stage, in which we will build a shared understanding of the problems and strengths in your relationship. This stage often may involve both joint and individual meetings with me and takes between 1 and 3 sessions. Often some issues are resolved merely by the clarity that comes from this understanding. 

2) An intervention stage, in which you will actively practice, with my coaching, responding differently to each other and to your problems. Typically this work involves learning how to balance:

  • Awareness: understanding yourself and your emotions, your partner and his/her emotions, and how you impact each other.
  • Courage: being willing to approach difficult topics and do things differently.
  • Love: sharing joy (or other emotions that don't suck) and connection. 
 

for couples:

Average 4 - 10 sessions

Your insurance may cover some/all of my fee.