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Seattle, 98104 United States
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Description of Practice :
I have a private psychotherapy practice located in the historic Smith Tower in downtown Seattle. I offer individual counseling and psychotherapy for adults, specializing in grief and loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
I have a background in existential-phenomenological philosophy (PhD, DePaul University) and in existential psychology (MA, Seattle University), both of which orient my methods in working with patients in a client-centered, relational, and collaborative way. As a long-time practitioner of Zen Buddhist meditation, I also offer mindfulness oriented psychotherapy. I like to partner with patients' other doctors and care providers who are working within a traditional medical model of treatment and prescribing medication. My humanist approach of existential therapy and mindfulness based techniques and practices complement and complete a holistic approach to care of the person.
Areas of Expertise :
Grief, Loss, Life Transitions, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders
Seattle University (MS in Psychology); DePaul University (PhD)
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Faculty Appointments :
- International Public Speaking
- Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University
- Spoke at Many Conferences
How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?
I am committed to and have faith in the process of the therapeutic relationship, which is the foremost factor in bringing about positive outcomes in any talk therapy. In this commitment, I am committed to treating and responding to the whole person. When patients feel seen as persons, this makes a difference in their lives.
Professional Society Memberships :
New School for Analytical Psychology, Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study
Honors and Awards :
- Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Chancellor Scholar, 2000-02
Teaching and Speaking :
Adjunct and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Seattle University, 2004-2016.
Co-leader of Seattle University's Zen Meditation group, EcoSangha, 2006-present.
The New School for Analytical Psychology, Seattle, WA, Faculty Member, 2016-present.
I have given many paper presentations at conferences in the United States and internationally on topics in philosophy, psychology, systems theory, the environment, feminism, and anthropology.
Research Interests :
My areas of academic research interest range at the intersection of psychoanalysis, philosophy, Buddhism, feminism, poetics and aesthetics.
Attributes Success To:
I have had success with taking a broad, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach to my research and interests. Every patient is unique, as a person and in their suffering. As a therapist the breadth and depth of my background in the humanities and social sciences helps me respond to each person's unique needs.
Yoga, Meditation, Hiking, Biking, Walking, Reading, Gardening