I graduated with my Master’s Degree from Bastyr University in Seattle where the primary focus of study was systems theory. This means I work with the whole picture of one’s life rather than the individual parts as if they were separate and independent. I integrate mindfulness strategies and I enjoy working more deeply around existential and spiritual life questions for those interested in going there. Most importantly, I work from a strength-based, non-blaming and relational perspective with the overarching belief that trust and acceptance lie at the core of what helps us to heal.
One of my specialties is working with couples, which is partly due to many years of wondering what it takes to find and keep the ‘right’ one. Now that I understand more about the deep and complex issues involved in loving relationships, I get excited to help couples discover how love and life together can work for them.
Another passion of mine is working with people I call ‘seekers’. As a seeker myself, I know the struggle that can come from not feeling clear about where we belong or who we belong to. The old value of ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ misunderstands a key component to happiness and belonging – that we are hard wired to be interdependent.
I see a wide range of people from a wide range of backgrounds. I appreciate diversity and am aware of the nuances of living in a diverse society. My travels have allowed me to live on four continents, soaking up cultures different from my own. I bring curiosity, compassion and the desire to understand into the work I do with my clients. It’s in the shared process of discovery that so many wonderful things can emerge.
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