online MENTAL HEALTH counseling
-- Trauma Informed --
-- 25 years experience --
My 25 years of counseling experience enables me to offer research proven, trauma-informed, experienced counseling and psychotherapy in a manner that is supportive and nurturing and tailored specifically for you. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, stress, emotional trauma, attachment/relationship and family of origin issues, childhood abuse, emotional neglect, anger issues, narcissist and/or borderline abuse, and dissociation issues.
Since before COVID I have been providing online counseling, finding it to be more effective and convenient - for busy professionals, for people who live out of town, or for those who prefer to do this work in the safety and comfort of their home.
I have a HIPAA protected portal I use for my online therapy. Even my clients who struggle with technology are relieved when they discover how user friendly this portal is.
My goal is to help you feel comfortable, heard, validated, seen, and understood while we work together to help you overcome your struggles, heal from past wounds, and move forward in your life.
You will set the goals you want to work on, and we will progress at a pace comfortable and appropriate for you. My focus is on helping you to find your true self, if you have gotten lost in our crazy world., and to help you live your best life.
Whether you need trauma counseling, help with depression or anxiety, or aren't sure what you need but just know something is not right, start your online mental health counseling today.
For your safety and as recommended as best practices, my counseling uses the guidelines of
Trauma Informed Care.
" Trauma-Informed Care understands and considers the pervasive nature of trauma and promotes environments of healing and recovery rather than practices and services that may inadvertently re-traumatize ."
(Quote from Institute on Trauma and Trauma Informed Care at the University of Buffalo)
Online mental health counseling, sometimes called telehealth counseling has been proven to be as effective as in person visits, with some studies showing it to be more effective with depression. It can also be much more convenient. Imagine seeing your counselor from your computer in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Can't find time in your busy schedule? You can do a video session on your phone during your lunch hour. Imagine - all that help without the need to travel anywhere.
Due to licensing guidelines and state laws -- you must be physically located in Washington state at the time of each of our online counseling sessions.
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