Individual, Family & School-based Counseling
Not accepting new private practice clients at this time.
Prevention & Trainings
*On-Camera Expert / Host
*Individual and Family Therapy
*Professional Development Workshops
*Consultations for Film, Television & Social Media
Whether working with teens, adults or families my approach is the same - honest, direct, casual and focused on your strengths.
My clients are usually the people everyone else leans on. They find it hard to express or even acknowledge their own feelings because they're taking care of others at home/work/school. Some have a history of tough experiences they don't feel safe talking about. My clients are strong but need help creating boundaries so they aren't used/dismissed by others or come off as too aggressive. I help families in crisis and work with people in need of support as they make difficult decisions.
I incorporate a variety of methods in treatment including family systems, mindfulness, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing. Therapy can be brief and goal-oriented or methodical.
Regardless of the approach, you'll quickly gain insights and be on the road to healing yourself soon.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Child Mental Health Specialist in private practice. I also work as a Mental Health Evaluator in the ER at Seattle Children's Hospital and co-facilite Suicide Assessment and Treatment trainings for the nursing staff. I also do presentations on topics including: Suicidal Ideation, Self-Care, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Mental Health & Social Media and Secondary Trauma.
I am a solution-focused clinician with a direct, casual, yet interactive approach. I help my clients learn positive ways to manage negative thought patterns, unwanted behavioral responses, process experiences that create fear, shame and sadness. I help my clients love and accept themselves again OR, for the very first time.
Before becoming a therapist, I spent several years working in film, television and casting as a producer and director. I was also an actor, hosted a children's show and performed standup comedy.
I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the Producers Guild of America.
I am currently writing a book on Adolescent Suicidal Ideation.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung
* Not accepting new private practice clients at this time.
Parks Psychotherapy Group
Appointments made by phone only.