Psychotherapy

I work with individuals and families on a variety of issues.  My practice tends to focus on the perinatal period and parenthood, so the information that follows, is primarily focused on that.  If you are not a parent (or not planning to become a parent) and still want to work with me, I have a long history of supporting teens and adults in their psychotherapeutic work and would be happy to talk with you about working together.  Please feel free to contact me to discuss our work further.

 

Whether you are pregnant for the first time, newly postpartum, or a seasoned parent I want you to embrace the notion that you literally have the ability to change the future...

Being a parent is an incredible experience, but it can also be a very challenging emotional and logistical time.  It is therefore one of the most important times in life to get additional support. I love working with families from pre-conception to empty nesting, helping them embrace the realities of parenthood and free up stuck patterns or dynamics from their past.

As you work through and heal your historical and present-day relationship or familial issues, you free up more energy for yourself and for your child(ren).  This can ultimately help you repattern issues from your past and help your child have an easier journey in life, which makes counseling before, during, and after having children one of the best things you can do for yourself and your child(ren)!

 

I offer expectant and new parents support with:

 

  • Exploring your own birth and early childhood experiences, which may be holding you back as an individual, partner, or parent

  • Examining issues with your family of origin (parents, siblings, etc.) that often become heightened during pregnancy and parenthood

  • Addressing fears you have about becoming a parent

  • Exploring previous trauma or abuse, and how this may affect your pregnancy, birth, and parenting experience

  • Strengthening your partnership, so you can be more present with your child

  • Working through a difficult or traumatic birth experience

  • Resolving stuck or recurrent issues in your life, career, or relationship

  • Adjusting to new phases in parenthood, such as the addition of a subsequent child, adolescence, or children leaving the home

  • Supporting parents raising prenatally substance exposed children, children with a history of trauma, and foster/adoptive families

  • Other topics related to the journey of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood

If you would like more information on my psychotherapy services or have a specific issue you would like to address that you do not see listed here, please feel free to contact me.


Please note:  Currently, due to COVID-19, my psychotherapy sessions are via telehealth.  In the future, my psychotherapy sessions will take place at my office in Kirkland or via telehealth.

 

Rates & Insurance

My rate for a one-hour psychotherapy session is $130.  I offer a sliding-scale for clients who do not have mental health insurance benefits or otherwise would not be able to work with me.

 

I am currently in-network with multiple insurance companies, including Aetna, Premera, Regence, Blue Cross Blue Shield (through Regence), and Molina.  It is always a good idea to verify with your insurance company that you have mental health benefits and whether I am listed as in-network.  If I am out-of-network with your insurance provider or you have an FSA, payment will be expected at the time of your session and I am happy to provide you with a superbill to submit for reimbursement.

 

Please contact me for additional information about my rates and insurance.
 

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