I have been a counselor since 1979. I have been a program director, supervisor and consultant to several treatment programs. I use an eclectic approach to counseling utilizing a variety of methods including Rogerian Client Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Gestalt Therapy. My main focus is to utilize Experiential Therapy. I owned and operated an experiential team building business in Texas for 15 years. This experience taught me the importance of using experience as a therapeutic change agent. I believe it is experience that forms us and experience that transforms us. I will attempt to help the client create experience in their life that will provide healing. Because of this approach, I try to give the client a structure and framework to work within. I also am a strong believer in teaching methods to create change. I often conceptualize assignments for the client to try in their life and report back upon to assess what the effect was. I try to meet the client’s therapeutic needs based upon where they are in their healing process.
I provide individual, couple, family and group counseling. I have lead domestic violence groups, aggression control classes, ADHD classes, and codependency workshops. I work with people going through transitions, divorce, depression and anxiety, and most general counseling issues. I have worked with addictions throughout my 40 years as a counselor. I was the director of two Drug and Alcohol agencies in Texas; however I am not certified as an addiction counselor in Washington State.
I am an Honorary Instructor for the Walden University Graduate Psychology program. If you are interested in a graduate internship at our agency, please email your resume to abetterwaycoun[email protected]