I am a Licensed therapist (LMHC), a WA approved counselor supervisor, and a certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor (PMH-C) in Spokane, Washington. I specialize in perinatal mental health, infant and pregnancy loss, PTSD/trauma, body image/food relationship and recovering from religious/spiritual abuse. I am also a trained EMDR therapist. In my practice, I use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and person-centered techniques. I believe that every individual has the capacity to heal and grow, and I am committed to helping my clients tap into their inner strength and resilience. One area of focus in my practice is postpartum anxiety and mood disorders. I support my clients in identifying and developing strategies to manage symptoms and build a stronger sense of self as they navigate parenthood. I also have a special interest in working with parents that experience birthing trauma, medical trauma, and pregnancy and/or infant loss.
In addition, I work with clients who are navigating the struggles with body image, fat acceptance, and/or relationship with food. One of the components of my approach is a focus on body acceptance. I believe that true healing comes not from trying to change one’s body to fit a certain ideal, but from learning to accept and love one’s body as it is. Through a variety of techniques, including body-centered mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioral interventions, I help my clients develop a more positive relationship with their bodies and cultivate a greater sense of self-compassion.
Finally, I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing a faith crisis. Whether due to changes in their personal beliefs, a loss of faith in their religious community, or other factors, a faith crisis can be a deeply unsettling and isolating experience. I help clients navigate these complex emotions and find a path forward that feels authentic and true to their values.