I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood, working with individuals and couples.
If you would like to talk with me about working together, or set up an initial meeting, please contact me. I would be glad to talk with you.
I believe that the heart of most personal issues are relational in nature and that a safe, trusted relational home is needed in which to experience healing and transformation. My hope is that you may experience growing inner freedom and self-awareness in your relationship with yourself and others.
In our times together, I will be paying particular attention to your family dynamics, personal organizing principles, questions of personal meaning, and your interpersonal style of relating. These dynamics are often revealed within the "here-and-now" of our therapeutic relationship, providing us the opportunity to process how we are impacted by each other and thereby gain awareness of who you are and who you want to become.
My areas of clinical experience include: grief and loss; interpersonal relationship issues; life transitions; trauma and abuse related to gender, race, religion and sexual orientation; depression and anxiety; adoption-related issues; marital/couple issues; sexual addiction; cultural and spiritual identity issues.
My therapeutic philosophy has been shaped by psychodynamic theory, relational psychoanalysis, child development and attachment theory, object relations, intersubjective systems theory, and contemporary self psychology.
Education and Experience
I am deeply committed to my own ongoing growth and development. I am currently completing a doctorate program (PsyD) which has included four years of psychoanalytic training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) in Los Angeles. I received my Master's degree in Counseling with a Certificate in Domestic Violence from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
My 10+ years of post graduate experience encompasses work with adults, couples, and children in various clinical settings, including community mental health, psychiatric inpatient, graduate school teaching, and private practice.
I enjoy working with couples and have trained with Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT in his unique Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy Institute (PACT), which is an integration of neuroscience, arousal regulation, and attachment theory.
I am a member of the following organizations: Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study (NWAPS), Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (APA), The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), and International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP).
Fees & Billing
My fee is $155 per 50-minute session. A reduced rate may be considered on a case-by-case basis when use of insurance or payment of my full fee is not feasible.
Payment by credit, debit, or HSA card is required at the time of service via a secure client portal. Prior to our first session, I will email you access to my secure client portal. You will then be able to access it here:
If you wish to use insurance, I recommend contacting your insurance company prior to our meeting to determine your plan's reimbursement rate for “out-of-network” mental health services. I will provide you with monthly statements which may be submitted to your insurance company for your potential reimbursement.
or by phone at 206.329.5146