*Currently only accepting coparent & divorce coaching clients, ongoing therapy client list is full
Therapist. Coach. Writer.
Understand the science and psychology that drives anxiety and what helps (it isn't ignoring and avoiding). Learn why you aren't reaching your goals and work smarter with compassion, not judgment. Use emotions to guide instead of overwhelming you. If in crisis or facing change, find timely support and practical help when you need it most.
Child & Teen Therapy
Childhood isn't all fun & games. It can feel exiting to some, but for others, anxiously overwhelming. Relationships are complicated, both at home and at school. Big questions abound: Who are you? How do you know if you are doing enough or are enough to be the person you want to become? I offer experienced support and skill building for kids 10+, tweens and teens.
(For divorcing parents)
In divorce, a parent's greatest fear may be their children will lose the joy and security of childhood. For anxious and struggling parents, I offer practical guidance on what tasks & steps lay ahead and a resilient vision to hold as they move forward. I can help you build confidence that you can help your children and reestablish a sense of family support across two homes.
(For post-divorced parents)
When trying to work it out on your own isn't working, you may feel locked in conflict, unable to find common ground. You may fall into familiar patterns of conflict that go nowhere and only deepen your sense of hopelessness and frustration. I can offer neutral guidance & support for more peaceful, productive communication in your two-home family
My approach focuses on awareness, in fostering a curious, compassionate, non-judgmental view as a foundation for growth. I use cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, narrative and emotional focusing strategies. I am compassionate yet practical. This is your journey and while I strive to empower you to create your own unique future, I also understand the need for direction during difficult times and provide clear feedback, information and reflection when needed.
I am a licensed mental health therapist as well as a trained collaborative coach for families in divorce or living as a two home family. I also am a writer with two published books focusing on divorce resilience.
I live in the Seattle area in my own messy, loving, complicated
Learn more. Additional Resources and FAQ
I like to share what I am learning, what clients find most helpful or the frequently asked questions posed by parents considering Collaborative Divorce or Child Specialist services.
Working on it ...
Avoiding unhappiness is not the path to happiness