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Starting Out

Sunlight, a small waterfall, and mist in the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Oregon

Image credit: James Kelley -

I offer individual psychotherapy to late teens and adults who reside in Washington State. I work with concerns about authenticity, creativity, meaning, relationships, identity... You may be dealing with issues like low self-esteem, an attacking inner critic, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, adjustment disorders, fears, a feeling of being fake, or a lack of satisfaction with your life. 


When you first contact me, we'll have a brief phone conversation to get an initial sense of whether my practice might meet your needs. If so, the next step is to spend one to three sessions understanding what's bringing you to psychotherapy and what you are hoping to change. We'll consider together what type of work is needed and whether we are a good fit for ongoing work. If it seems that my scope of practice or way of working is not a fit for your situation, I'll see if I can point you in a better direction with a referral.


Through regular sessions, we'll over time explore both your past and present, your inner and outer concerns. We'll identify patterns of thinking, feeling, sensation, and behavior, as well as explore your hopes and dreams. We'll see what shows up in the relationship between us, highlighting engrained patterns of relating. We'll identify where and why you feel stuck, and create conditions that allow insight and the emotional depth and understanding to support meaningful change. 

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. 

                  C. G. Jung         

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