More About Me, and the Services I Provide

My Education and Experience

I hold a Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University and have been working as a psychotherapist in the Seattle area since 2002. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and a qualified Geriatric Mental Health Specialist. I am trained and experienced in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. In my current practice, I work with individuals of any gender 21 and over, as well as couples of any gender constellation. I have treated a variety of emotional difficulties, mental illnesses, life transitions, losses, and relationship/interpersonal challenges. Areas of experience include depression and anxiety, grief, loss, and trauma; aging, living with disability and chronic illness, and family members of people coping with these challenges; working with diverse populations, including those affected by immigration and cross-cultural issues; LGBTQ individuals and families (including Trans* clients and their loved ones); and alternative relationships and family structures.

Please note, due to being an independent provider without wrap-around care options, I am unable to provide services for those who are actively suicidal – please look for a larger clinic or organization that has more staff and support to help provide for your safety at a higher level of care.

Are you a health or mental health professional seeking counseling or psychotherapy?

As a skilled professional or professional in training, chances are that you need and want to work with a seasoned therapist who can provide services that honor the unique challenges, insight, and skill that you bring to your own health care. I have worked with many different practitioners as clients in my practice. Through my years in community mental health and in private practice, and my role in as a supervisor in both, I understand the complex demands of the work and the impact it can have on mental health. Please feel free to call me to discuss further.

If you are a mental health professional seeking clinical supervision rather than therapy, please read on….

Clinical Supervision

I am a qualified clinical supervisor for counselors working towards licensure in Washington State, and have provided supervision and consultation in both community mental health and private practice settings for more than a decade. I welcome the opportunity to support you as you grow as a professional.  If you are a therapist seeking either individual or group supervision, or consultation, please feel free to contact me for more information or to arrange an appointment.

Consultation and Group Presentations

I am an experienced presenter and consultant on a variety of topics pertinent to older adults and immigrants in the greater Seattle area. I'm available to individuals and groups for clinical consultation and group presentations on issues including mental illness in older adults, coping effectively with the challenges of aging, mental illness and older immigrants, and counseling diverse populations. Please contact me to discuss what would be most helpful or of interest to you or your group. I am an Older Adult Specialist and a specialist in Russian Mental Health.