I am a licensed mental health counselor and certified Hakomi therapist. You might have landed on this page because you are yearning for greater freedom and choice in your life.
We all find ourselves struggling at times. My approach is compassionate, somatic, mindful, and informed by a deep understanding of attachment and childhood development as well as a recognition of how we are shaped by social systems. I am profoundly inspired by a depth approach to human experience, and support you in finding your own inner knowing.
I welcome the chance to journey with you toward greater self-awareness, creativity, and connection in your life.
At this time, I am offering telehealth sessions only.
“Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced as birdwings.”
ABOUT MY APPROACH
For most of my life I have been seeking the connections between peace, relationships, and community. I am passionate about helping you make sense of your struggles, hopes, and strengths, by looking within—and without, to your identities, relationships, and society.
I hold a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, which understands mental health from a depth and soul perspective. I am also a certified Hakomi therapist, where the focus is on one’s present-moment embodied experience. Working with me will include periods of tuning in to body sensations and emotions, mindful reflection, active inquiry, and working with the present to understand—and heal—the influence of the past.
Overall, my approach is collaborative and rooted in curiosity and kindness—toward all parts of ourselves—in the interest of aiding you to reach a greater sense of wholeness.
In my practice, I am committed to inclusivity and strive to provide care that meets and acknowledges your needs, especially as related to your experience of race; ethnicity; gender; age; abilities; sexual orientation; size; national origin/indigenous roots; religious or spiritual beliefs; socioeconomic, marital, relationship, or immigration status; and all identities that are important to you.
be softer with you.
you are a breathing thing.
a memory to someone.
a home to a life.
— nayyirah waheed
I am a white, bi, cis woman (she/they) married to a Filipino cis man, mother of two kids, and a LGBTQIA-affirmative therapist. I live and work on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude and reparations the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.
My training and experience includes working with caregivers and their young children (ages 2-5) to address stress and trauma and improve their attachment relationship; and working with womxn and nonbinary folks to address anxiety, depression, career choices, relationships, and family of origin issues. I have been a student of Buddhist insight meditation for seventeen years and have also taken intensive courses in nonviolent communication, attachment, and development. My undergraduate degree is in cultural anthropology with an emphasis on gender studies and my previous work in the world was in book publishing and writing and editing.
I see individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, self-criticism, feelings of overwhelm, and oppressive social systems, and who are interested in developing a more fulfilling and powerful relationship with themselves and others, from the inside out. I use reflective listening and mindful, embodied inquiry as well as provide skill-building and information to help you find the answers you seek.
Therapy can be deeply personal and interior work, but in my practice, this is never at the expense of ignoring unjust social systems. I am committed to examining and dismantling white supremacy and racism in myself and my communities; am open and accountable to the impact of race, gender, class, and other identities in our work together; offer sliding scale; and give 3% of my yearly profit to The WA Therapy Fund, Trans Lifeline, and Holistic Resistance.
If you are a new or struggling parent, or are facing a transition in your parenting, I am passionate about helping you find balance so you can be the parent you want to be. Using a combination of inner work and information about attachment and development, we will work to understand your own early experiences and implicit beliefs, creating more freedom for you and providing you with tools to build a strong and warm relationship with your child(ren).
$140 for a 50-minute session, individual
I do not accept insurance but I am happy
to provide you with a superbill if your health plan offers out-of-network reimbursement.
I am currently offering telehealth sessions only.
I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation to explore the possibility of working together. Please contact me to learn more. I look forward to hearing from you!
206-929-2363 | 206-267-0406 fax