I started my social work career in Seattle in Emergency Services and since then have worked in a variety of settings with children and adults. I trained in family therapy and psychodrama and for many years had a private practice in conjunction with a residential spiritual community focusing on holistic health. I have a parallel interest in children’s literature and most recently worked with pediatricians who support parent-child bonding through the use of books in well-child visits and in the NICU. Most recently I completed a two-year fellowship in Maternal-Infant Mental health at Jewish Family and Child Services’ Center for Early Relationship Support. My therapeutic style is supportive, responsive and direct, and I am committed to the belief that each individual has the inner wisdom to find the path that is right for them.
Areas of Special Interest
Anxiety, Aging, Attachment issues, Depression, Family conflicts (past or current), Grief and loss, Infant mental health, Parent coaching / parental concerns, Postpartum depression / postpartum challenges, Trauma and stress-related disorders, Women’s issues
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment-based therapies, Psychotherapy, Person-centered, Strengths-based, Existential therapies, Positive psychology, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational interviewing, Gestalt therapy, Trauma-focused (CBT or general)