You'll quickly learn that developing a strong therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of my practice. I view my clients as partners in the therapeutic process. While I have expertise in what can cultivate growth, change, and increased well-being for people; you are the expert of your experience.
Theoretically, I integrate Buddhist Psychology and mindfulness with behavioral interventions. I am also well versed in trauma informed, attachment based, and family systems work.
Over the years, I have heard clients tell me again and again that many of their past therapists would listen as they told their stories, but didn't offer any concrete methodology or new paradigm to work with. I will follow your lead. I can be very directive or allow there to be space for you to share your story with a witness who offers support and guidance. You help me direct the session.
For those interested in finding a therapist for their child or teen, depending on the reason for therapy, I will require parent involvement unless the child/teen (13 and over per WA) asks that we keep our sessions confidential. This doesn't mean that I will want you in for every session; however, I do not allow "drop offs" for youth under 13. I build parental check-ins into our therapy time.