Process & Approach

The unfortunate fact is that most self-care is just consumer culture wrapped up in good marketing. True self-care involves making a conscious commitment to your mental health in order to build the life you want and deserve.

That’s where I come in. It is my role to hold space for you to take risks, set goals, and vocalize your fears. I do not shy away from hard questions or heavy emotions. Together, we’ll lean into discomfort and cultivate self-awareness.

Through my extensive work with womxn, I've come to understand that the quality of their relationships is central to their vitality. I've developed a deep interest in both partnership and heartbreak, which has led me to add couples work to my practice.

Transparency, critical thinking, humility, and common sense through a feminist lens are the values that drive my practice. Many of my clients are looking for help with:

  • Dating & relationships
  • Breakups & Divorce
  • Self-esteem
  • Family stress
  • Imposter syndrome & career decisions

Our time together is an investment in your best self. I offer an hour that is purely for you. An hour to slow down, reflect, and have one of the most meaningful conversations of your week.

Individual Therapy

I currently offer individual psychotherapy sessions for adult womxn over the age 18. I meet with most of clients for a standing appointment every week. Some people come for a few sessions and feel ready to move on, and others enjoy coming for a long period of time to do deeper work. Many of my clients find coming to therapy is an integral part of their week that helps them process the events of their life and reset. The duration of our work together is  up to you and the topic can always be revisited. To view my fees for individual sessions, please go here.

Couples Therapy

Conflict is completely normal in a relationship. Learning how to navigate conflict with your partner can make all the difference in your life together. Let's examine what is and isn't working for you both. I can help support and facilitate difficult conversations that lead to greater relationship satisfaction. My couples approach is grounded in Gottman Method Couples Therapy that helps to address:

  • Friendship & connection
  • Conflict styles/management
  • Shared dreams and values
  • Intimacy

Not sure if couples therapy is the right place to start? Scroll down to learn about Discernment Counseling — a service for couples experiencing divorce ambivalence.

Discernment Counseling

Discernment Counseling is a unique and short term service for couples that don't feel much hope to start traditional couples therapy. It is best for couples in which one of you would like to stay together and the other would like to separate, and lack clarity about how to move forward.

Maybe you'd like to take one last look at the relationship before making a decision. The goal in Discernment Counseling is NOT to solve the relationship problems, but to clarify if they could potentially be solved and figure out how you might go about it.

In just 1-5 sessions, you will be able to decide a direction for the relationship, whether that leads to a decision to divorce/break up or make a final all out effort to restore the relationship with an agreed upon agenda.

Private Practice Mentorship

You got the degree, you're finally licensed, and you're ready to step out on your own. There's just one problem: Graduate school did not teach you anything about running a business. I can help!

My areas of strength include:

  • Developing a niche and marketing to your ideal clients
  • Guidance on developing an intake process that mitigates potential problems
  • Identifying your unique value in the field and establishing your rate
  • Choosing the right software and marketing to invest in
  • Directing you to the most useful resources I have found

My Office

Life doesn’t always hand you a bowl of pink Starburst candies, but I will. Located in Seattle’s vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood with sweeping views of the water, my office is a calm and centering space designed for open dialogue and meaningful work. My dog, Jefferson, frequently accompanies me to work and provides a calming presence in the therapy room.

My office is located on major bus lines with plenty of metered parking. The address will be provided to you upon your initial appointment confirmation.

Note: My office is located up a small flight of stairs with no elevator access. Please contact me if this is an issue for you.

Fees & Scheduling

PAYMENT & INSURANCE

The majority of my clients pay out of pocket for counseling services. I accept payment through my online client portal, which you will have access to upon initial scheduling.

I offer superbills to submit for out-of-network insurance reimbursement for individual therapy only. I recommend using the Reimbursify app to file for reimbursement with your insurance provider. For details, and to learn why more and more therapists are moving away from insurance contracts, please see my blog post here.

Contact me to see if I currently work with your insurance plan.

FEES
  • Individual Therapy (50 min.) – $250
  • Couples Therapy (50 min.) – $300
  • Discernment Counseling session 1 (120 mins) – $400
  • Discernment Counseling sessions 2-5 (90 mins) – $350
  • Private Practice Coaching (60 min.) – $250

*Please note that generally insurance does not cover couples counseling as you are not being treated for a mental illness*

SCHEDULING

Call, email, or reach out via my contact page to schedule your initial appointment. I typically respond within 48 hours. Upon scheduling, you will be given directions to my office as well as access to a client portal where you can view and electronically sign all of the necessary documents to begin our work together.

Note: Please let me know if you prefer a dog-free environment upon intake so that I can accommodate your needs.

CANCELLATION POLICY

My clinical hours are limited each week. The time you book is yours and exclusively held for you. If you are late for a session you may lose some of that time. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please do so no less than 48 hours in advance. You will be responsible for the full session fee if you fail to do so.

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