As a mental health counselor for adults and teens, I provide nonjudgmental caring and passionate support as you learn skills and become whole from past wounds. Issues addressed include:
I am passionately committed to helping you:
TELEMENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING - TELEHEALTH
THROUGH SIMPLE PRACTICE EHR USING A FREE SMARTPHONE APP OR INTERNET VIDEO CONNECTION.
Secure, confidential, HIPAA compliant video sessions are available to residents of Washington State.
I am currently seeing existing clients and new clients via phone or internet video counseling. I use HIPAA compliant methods that allow us to meet via the internet, using your computer's video camera, or a free smartphone app. This method of providing mental counseling is sometimes called telehealth or telemedicine.
I started using video counseling a couple years ago - after a storm dumped hip deep snow around my mountain home. Clients responded positively, finding telemental health services could be accessed if they were traveling for work or pleasure, if they were home caring for sick children, if chronic illness or disability made it difficult to commute to an office appointment, if they wanted to protect confidentiality and not be seen in a clinic waiting room, if they wanted to access a psychotherapist with my training and specialties but lived too far away, etc.
During telehealth counseling, a meaningful connection is made, the counseling process is effective, and client outcomes are good! Research also supports the use of telemental health counseling.
PhD - Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology
MA - Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy
Graduate Certificate - Psychology of Creativity
Masters of Fine Art
Bachelors of Fine Art, Magna cum Laude
Chronic illness, chronic pain, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
EMDR I and II (trauma treatment)
Please see my Bio for additional education and training information.
Gifted and Talented
I work with intellectually gifted, high achieving, creative, and artistically talented individuals. My adult clients are entrepreneurs creating new businesses, visionary CEOs and senior VPs, artists (writers, journalists, film makers, dancers, visual artists, designers, musicians, animators, game designers, etc.), healers (doctors, counselors, politicians, and social change makers), attorneys, architects, and engineers.
Gifted teens may be challenged by expectations of high performance, feeling different than peers, experience problems in friend groups, maladaptive coping mechanisms (such as eating disorders, cutting), and anxiety around transitioning into college and adulthood.
I am open minded and accepting, I've worked with LGBTQ teens who are "coming out", poly families, and members of many different religions and ethnic groups.
Please note, I am an out of network provider only. I provide a monthly superbill statement that has all information needed for you to submit a claim directly to your health insurance company. Some companies do not cover out of network providers.
Counseling 50 minutes: $270
Counseling 80 minutes: $405
Initially, I meet with most clients for 80 minutes. A longer session allows deeper work, supports faster progress, and is required for trauma treatment.
After we complete trauma work, develop skills, and achieve change, maintenance and growth phase counseling is often 50 minutes biweekly.