"Emily, my experience with you has been so delightful! My self-esteem is higher, and my outlook on life is clearer. I'm a better parent and a better friend. I don't take things personally like I used to, and I'm slower to react. I have grown so much. I appreciate your nonjudgmental way of counseling." - KC
Hello! Thank you for wanting to know more about my counseling practice.
Licensed by the State of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor, I specialize in therapy for individuals and couples, and their families. I have a Masters of Psychology - Systems Counseling from LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University. I work with a broad spectrum of issues, and create a supportive, nonjudgmental, and collaborative therapy relationship. My private practice is in Kirkland, Washington, near Juanita Beach Park.
The focus areas of my practice are:
In addition, I treat a wide range of issues, including: depression and other mood disorders, abuse recovery, grief and loss, dissatisfaction in relationships and life, life and work transitions, and healing from traumas, new and old. I work with individuals, couples, parents and children, siblings, blended families, and with families in recovery from a variety of addictions and disorders.
Simply put, I provide a safe place for you to find your voice, put words to your story, speak your truth, and move into and through your emotions. It is by facing and feeling our emotions that we can move through and beyond them to a place of relief, resilience, vitality, and a new perspective.
My approach is to offer a highly-personalized therapy for each client. In this way, you are able to find your own comfort zone. With compassion and understanding, I will meet you where you are, then provide support and feedback to help you move past obstacles, and effectively address challenges. I welcome difficult emotions which are often avoided or suppressed.
I truly love what I do. I am nourished and enlivened as I witness authenticity and share precious moments in the lives of my clients. I consider counseling a sacred calling, and feel a great sense of honor and privilege to do this work. I can relate to those with children and those without, and clients searching for the right partner and those who have found him or her. I lived a long time before creating and inhabiting the life I truly wanted, and consider myself living proof that with a lot of personal work, trust in one’s self, and a committed therapist, anyone can have a fulfilling and wonderful life.