I am a Licensed Social Worker holding credentials to provide psychotherapy in Washington State (LICSW). I am a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Social Work, where I earned my Master’s of Social Work (MSW) degree.
My work is informed by and grounded in Transpersonal Social Work Theory (Body and Spirit), and reflects my professional training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Body Awareness.
I have a special interest in Integrative Mental Health -our brains are not separate from our bodies! I consider myself a Lyme-Literate psychotherapist, having successfully completed 5 years of treatment for Lyme disease and the associated tick-borne infections Babesia and Bartonella. I work with all individuals struggling with chronic illness. I also work with those suffering from pain, depression and anxiety, as well as feeling overwhelmed by transitions in life. I have a particular personal interest in supporting and helping women and couples effectively manage the stress and anxiety associated with fertility issues.
I believe real growth and transformation can result from changes we make in our lives, even though change can be uncomfortable or downright scary. However, challenging oneself can be very empowering!
I joined the staff at Glow Natural Health Center in the beautiful Madison Park area of Seattle in November 2009 when my husband, our pets, and I took on the challenge of uprooting ourselves from our home, family, friends, and employment in New York State and moving to Seattle to be near our daughter, son-in-law, and new grandchild.
I am enjoying the abundant cultural opportunities that Seattle provides as well as furthering my life-long interest in nature in the incredible beauty of the Pacific NW.
The therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist is a special one. To help you assess whether or not we make a good connection, I offer a free 30-minute consult. I welcome the opportunity to work with you!