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​I have experience working with people who have the following diagnoses:

  • Anxiety (including Social Anxiety Disorder)

  • Attachment Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum (high functioning only: formerly called Asperger's Syndrome)

  • Bipolar

  • Delusional Disorders (including Schizophrenia)

  • Depression

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Existential Angst (which mimics Depression, but calls for different treatment)

  • Gender Dysphoria

  • Paraphilic Disorders (Kink--when kink becomes maladaptive)

  • Somatic Symptoms

  • Trauma Disorders (including PTSD, Complex PTSD, and Minority Stress Syndrome)

Therapeutic approaches:

  • Somatic Experiencing (SE) Therapy:  I am one of 32 SE-trained therapists listed in Washington State and one of the few in Olympia (2021 numbers).  I infuse body-based work in most of my sessions.  For more about, SE click here.  

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS):  I am mentoring under one of the early senior trainers in the IFS movement.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):  This approach works with the more rational parts of the brain and includes learning important information that is based on research.  CBT was a major focus of my Masters program.

  • Solution-Focused Therapy:  Focuses on applying successful strategies from your past to your present situation.  Masters program. 

  • Narrative Therapy:  Works directly with the more primitive parts of your brain to reduce pain of prior experiences.  Masters program.

  • Exposure Therapy:  Works to overcome social anxiety and phobias.  Masters program.

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