I stumbled upon Dr. McBride’s “Will I Ever Be Good Enough?” book in 2012 and am currently certified in the 5-step recovery model as is laid out in the book. My true passion in my clinical work as a therapist is helping people work through painful challenges they are confronting connected to their family of origin dynamics (including adult children of narcissistic parents) and how these dynamics may be negatively impacting current relationships, whether with family or intimate relationships. I have found great value in helping daughters of narcissistic mothers in my practice as Dr. McBride’s 5 Step Recovery Model provides a helpful framework for gaining a stronger sense of self, better boundaries with mom, more confidence around parenting one’s own children, and overall self-compassion. It’s important to me to be a part of this recovery community as I believe there is a great need for therapists trained to help with these challenges and not enough therapists with the knowledge and skillset to do so.
I have been offering individual therapy to adults since 2005. I currently work in private practice and my primary niche is helping adult men and women heal from unresolved trauma (including emotional abuse from a narcissistic parent), addiction, codependency, Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN), and grief and loss. My graduate school training is in Marriage and Family Counseling, so I tend to view the therapeutic work through an attachment and systemic lens. I take clients with Premera and First Choice/Kaiser PPO insurance as well as private pay. Currently offering teletherapy to WA state residents due to the pandemic. Please feel free to call or email me to set up an initial consultation to see if working with me will be a good fit for you.
License and Credentials:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington, #LH60083805
Therapist Virtual Workshop: Level I Training