I provide individual online video counseling for teens and adults located anywhere in Washington state or Montana. Counseling begins with a one-time 75-minute initial session followed by ongoing 50-minute sessions.
Clients are also provided access to:
- secure video conferencing
- secure client portal
- secure messaging
- secure electronic payment
- online appointment request calendar
- optional appointment reminders
- paperless forms & documents
My academic year office hours are Sunday through Wednesday, 10am-7pm Pacific Time / 11am-8pm Mountain Time. My summer office hours are bimonthly, alternating Sundays through Wednesdays, 10am-7pm Pacific Time / 11am-8pm Mountain Time.
Areas of Focus
The teens and adults I work with are often seeking support around:
- difficult emotions
- stress management
- school or work issues
- life goals
- healthier habits
These can be related to many factors, including:
- neurodevelopment & executive function
- grief & loss
- past or present relationships
- identity exploration & support
- life & role transitions
- process or substance abuse
- being human on planet earth
The teens and adults I work with often also find themselves farther out along the edges of the emotional regulation/social expression spectrums. In addition to whatever else is going on, being this way in the world can come with its own upsides and obstacles.
Some can appear over-regulated: their feelings and thoughts are hidden inside and carefully protected, tightly managed and kept from others.
- This can involve: anxiety and depression, social misunderstanding and isolation, negative self-image, missed connections and opportunities, positive intentions and efforts overlooked, overthinking and perfectionism, risk and task avoidance
- Their superpowers can include: observation, introspection, creativity, insight, empathy, resilience, self-motivation
Others can appear under-regulated: their feeling and thoughts are fully visible to everyone, expressed without a moderating filter and sometimes unawareness for how this may affect themselves and others.
- This can involve: anxiety and depression, social conflict and isolation, negative self-image, foot-in-mouth moments, positive intentions misunderstood or overlooked, risk-taking, lack of organization or follow-through
- Their superpowers can include: authenticity, tenacity, innovation, caring, loyalty, adventurous spirit, leadership
Many of us possess a combination of these traits and tendencies. Finding a balance where we are most often putting our abilities to their best uses can take some time and experimentation but creates incredible results.
I approach counseling with a deep curiosity and broad collection of skills and experience that let me borrow flexibly from whatever I believe will work best for you in response to your needs, goals, and learning styles. You are encouraged to share honestly about whatever you find helpful—and not so helpful—throughout counseling. I use approaches that are supported by science, including:
- cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- motivational interviewing (MI)
- dialectical behavioral (DBT) skills
- mindfulness practice
- positive psychology
- narrative therapy
- insight-oriented therapy
- systems theory
- experiential therapy
- solution-focused therapy (SFBT)
- reality therapy
If you have questions about counseling, they might be answered on my FAQ page. You can find more about my background and training on my About page. Payment and insurance details are on my Fees page.
I welcome YOU.
You have the right to safe, respectful service without discrimination related to age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, [a]gender or gender expression, [a]sexual orientation, relationship status, body size or appearance, disability, educational or socioeconomic status, [non]religion, and anything else that makes you uniquely you.