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Growth and Healing



Welcome to my private practice website.  Whether you are looking for professional support and guidance through a challenging life situation right now or seeking treatment for a mental health disorder, counseling with a skilled and compassionate therapist offers an opportunity to grow, heal and change.  
Many and varied life circumstances lead a person to consider the benefits of therapy.  Therapy offers a wonderful opportunity to be heard, explore and express feelings and perceptions, gain clarity and receive support and guidance for desired new actions.  As a mental health professional, I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, family and other relationship issues, chronic illness or pain, and grief and loss.  As a registered dietitian, I am also able to provide nutritional assessment and counseling for children, adolescents and adults with eating concerns, weight concerns or eating disorders.  I specialize in family therapy and family-based treatments (FBT and FBT-TAY) for eating disorders.   


I will be out of the office May 1 through May 23 and will not respond to new voicemails or emails beginning 4/29.   In my absence, established clients may request support as needed from the following therapists covering for me:

Kristi Colwell, LMHC at 206-726-6040 or kclmhc@gmail.com 

Jinah Yoon, LICSW at 360-473-9790 

Donna Ellis, LMHC at 206-275-0764

If you are making a first inquiry about regular personal counseling with me, please note that my practice is currently full.  Although I have a waiting list, I will not be able to add to it until after June 1, 2019.  You are welcome to call me at that time to inquire about possible future openings.  Very nutritionally compromised persons or individuals and families in crisis are strongly encouraged to seek treatment with a clinician who is available now or very soon.

PLEASE NOTE:  Since February 15, 2019, I have been fully out of network as a provider in both of my professions.  

16 week ADOLESCENT RO DBT CLASS IN BELLEVUE HAS CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT.   As of this notice, there is space in the class.   Please see the RO DBT skills class page for details.

30 week ADULT RO DBT CLASSES IN BELLEVUE OR SEATTLE HAVE CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT.   Registration is always underway for the Tuesday evening (Bellevue) and Wednesday evening (Seattle) RO DBT adult skills classes (ages 18+).  Please see the link for RO-DBT skills class.  




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