Come discover yourself and heal
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
– Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s possible to believe one thing in your mind and feel something totally different and seemingly uncontrollable in your body. When we integrate the mind and the body, everything calms and we have much more control. Whether developing an inability to function due to traumatic events or carrying deeply ingrained beliefs and coping mechanisms that are responsible for dysfunction or repeated negative emotions, I offer therapy to help you discover the reasons for triggers and patterns of behavior and how to change them. I welcome the opportunity to work with you. Come discover yourself and heal.
Healing involves shining light on fear and hurt and learning to love the unlovable vulnerable parts of ourselves. The therapies I offer work effectively (for a majority of people) to relieve severe anxiety and depression and in the process heal any underlying causes. I also specialize in trauma and PTSD. If you've seen other therapists without results, it may be because you've only participated in talk or cognitive therapy.
As a Christian, I am able to work with individuals on spiritual issues, growing faith and peace and provide counsel in accordance with Biblical principles. I also enjoy working with individuals who are not Christian and provide a judgment free relationship.
My approach is individualized and I may integrate cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic, solution focused brief therapy, tapping, narrative therapy, EMDR or hypnotherapy in a session depending on your learning style, comfort level, and what therapy will be most effective for you. I believe in each person’s capacity to heal and find their own answers and strive to develop that capacity through a strengths based approach which builds self-esteem and knowledge about one’s self.
I want to provide the means and the guidance to support you in finding the internal and external resources to create the life you want to create. It is my goal that every client receive something of value out of each session, and I like to work by discovering your goals for therapy and tailoring the sessions to meet your needs. I may also provide you with a deeper level of therapy designed to uncover motivation, true happiness, hidden pain, and defense mechanisms which can keep you from moving forward, turn you into a victim and prevent you from having a fulfilling life. I place a strong emphasis on getting to know you and what has shaped you.
If You Are In Crisis
If you are in crisis, please call the crisis line at (360) 586-2800 or Youth Help Line at (360) 586-2777 or go to your nearest emergency room if you feel you are not safe. There are tools on my Resources tab to help you immediately with panic. These tools are not intended to take the place of medical treatment. If you do not find relief, please be responsible for seeking additional help to care for yourself. You are worth it! And remember…These feelings will pass.