Food and Body:
I love working with women around food and body image issues because I've been there. I struggled with weight and yo yo dieting for years and can relate to how all consuming and frustrating it can be. Constantly worrying about food, feeling crushed because the scale is not saying what you would like it to, jumping from diet to diet, and getting more and more extreme with exercise is miserable. My goal is to help women take the focus off weight and put it back where it belongs-on all the other amazing things about you!
I have worked in the field of addiction counseling in some capacity for the past seven years so addiction struggles also have a place near and dear to my heart. I see people every day struggling to gain back the control alcohol and other drugs have on their lives, and witness the powerlessness they experience. I believe both food and substances can serve as a way to cope with the difficult experiences we encounter in our lives. Therapy can help you find other ways to deal with these issues and live the life you were meant to live.
More About Me:
When I'm not working with clients, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband and dogs (often by going on little road trips to places we have yet to explore around the Seattle area), as well as reading, singing, practicing yoga, and taking barre classes. I completed my graduate coursework and clinical experience through Saybrook University, becoming a licensed mental health counselor, after obtaining my chemical dependency professional certification from Seattle Central Community College, and obtaining a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Washington. I use a Health At Every Size (HAES) framework with my clients and am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.