What type of clients do you work with?
I enjoy working with adults, couples, and depending on the particular circumstances, incorporating family members into therapy sessions. I do not work with children under 13 years of age.
My main focus areas are supporting clients who want to improve their relationships and sense of identity/self esteem, and counseling clients through difficult changes, choices and hardships (such as a loss of a loved one, job , a move, or other stressful events). Styles of therapy: Relational, Psychodynamic, Attachment, Object Relations and Existential/Spiritual.
What would you like clients to know about how you work?
I’d like my clients to know that I’m a good listener and will not judge them for whatever they are bringing to our sessions. I believe empathy, honesty and self-reflection are important factors in personal growth, and towards building trust and awareness within the therapeutic relationship.
What days of the week do you see clients?
Mondays, Thursdays, and every other Friday at Ohana Counseling Center (Marysville).
Wednesdays in my Mt. Vernon office.
Do you accept insurance?
In Network I accept Premera, Regence, BCBS (not Boeing or KRC plans), and Lifewise insurances
Out of Network I accept First Choice, Aetna, & Cigna
If we do work together, insurance clients must call my professional billing company, Prestige Medical Billing at 360-805-0323 , to obtain insurance verification prior to our initial session. It is always the clients responsibility to understand their insurance coverage, so I suggest also confirming w. your particular insurance company.
In 2014, I received my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in Seattle, WA, and in 1991, my Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Education from California State University, Northridge, CA
What else are you passionate about?
I love to spend time with friends and family, to travel to new and natural places, to read a good book or watch a good movie, and to hike, swim and kayak. Vocationally, I love seeing my clients learn about themselves and develop a healthy sense of who they are, with gratitude and respect for self and others.