I am licensed in Washington State as an Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and have extensive experience and training in marriage and family psychotherapy.
I have provided mediation services since 1985, and am a Designated Mediator in San Juan County, Washington State. I have also offered hospice care giving and elder care as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
I offer a range of mediation, psychotherapy, and counseling work through my private practice, Steppingstone Counseling.
Degree: MSWCurrently Accepting Clients: YesSpecialties:
Approaches to Therapy:
- PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
- DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
- EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
- Family Systems
- Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy
Languages: EnglishClinic Setting: Individual Private PracticeTeletherapy Available: No
- Young adults
License & Certification
Licensed by State: YesCategory: TherapistsState Licensing Board: WALicense #: LW00006118License Type: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCSW
Extended Biography :
- Director of Social Services, Life Care Center of San Juan Islands (2014 - 2017)
- Designated Mental Health Professional in San Juan County, Compass Health (2014 - 2018)
- Certified Nursing Assistant, Life Care Center of San Juan Islands (2011 - 2014)
- Counselor, Mediator, and Social Worker, Steppingstone Counseling Private Practice, Healing Arts Center (1993 - Present)Role In Relation to Clients/Patients:
The intention I have is to explore with you your desire to have a more healthy balance in the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical aspects of your life. A central question that I keep in mind is: "how can I be helpful?" I encourage my clients to make overall goals for our counseling relationship as well as for each appointment. Your happiness and freedom is my goal. My hope is to create together an atmosphere of safety, respect and trust. My focus is to encourage my clients' exploration of their own personal power, wisdom and resources for understanding, healing and happiness.
I chose Steppingstone Counseling as the name of my work because I especially like the feelings and thoughts that the metaphor evokes. Getting through difficult "currents" in our lives is largely about "keeping our balance" as we take one step at a time to "get to the other side".
Being present with suffering is central to trauma recovery. I am honored to sit with those who have survived deep trauma, together finding the balance of therapeutic and healing approaches that best match their needs. Since 1985 I have studied with traditional Northwest Coast Medicine People and have received training in Shamanic healing and journeying.Gender: ManRace & Ethnicity: Caucasian
ADA Accessible: YesNear Public Transportation?: No
Currently Accepting Health Insurance?: Not AcceptedLow Cost Options: Sliding Scale