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“THE VALUE OF OUR BURIED TREASURE
  HAS YET TO BE MEASURED”

KATE BORNSTEIN

ABOUT

ABOUT

However I identify, my practice challenges me to radically see and understand you

I am white, and born and bred Italian. 

I understand my gender identity and sexuality

in non-binary and dynamic ways

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APPROACH

Buddhist Psychology

I believe that you, not theory, are the organizing principle of your health and healing. You will see me listen for your inner resourcefulness and resilience and reflect back at you the ways you are not wrong. I will also invite you to look at your relationship with suffering. This is not unlike climbing a hill to see the larger landscape: you are not your suffering and new pathways can be found. 

Anti-oppression

Supporting LGBTQIPA2S+ clients and practicing anti-racist allyship are at the center of my personal efforts to counter societal oppression. I see and am not ok with the enormity of the continuous intrusions into physical, mental, social, and spiritual health that LGBTQIPA2S+ and BIPOC people experience. 

In the therapeutic alliance, I practice anti-oppression by involving my clients in assessing how helpful therapeutic modalities are, by examining and being accountable for my impact, and by consulting within communities of practice.

 

​Drawing from contemporary Feminism, I believe that there are freedom and connection to be found in examining the influence of culture and context. I will encourage you to notice what narratives manifest in your life and echo in your relationships. What becomes normalized and what becomes marginalized? On what basis and with what consequences? What if that was subverted? I will invite you to observe when a narrative is polarized and how agency and constraints coexist and intertwine in the same identity.

Somatic-relational

I understand mind and body as inseparable aspects of being, knowing, and growing. I will share with you how to cultivate a practice of noticing the messages that come from mind and body and of approaching them with benevolent curiosity. This is to support you in building your sense of safety with yourself and with your emotions and in increasing your ability to co-construct safety in relationships.

CLINICAL EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle, 2020

  • LMHC #LH61339113: Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State

  • Gottman Couples Therapy: completed Level 2 training

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Adult learning and development 

I also work as a leadership coach and facilitator and hold a Ph.D. in Personal Development and Implications for Leadership from Cranfield University (UK). I draw from this experience to help clients demystify the process of learning and development and concretize insights into pragmatic and value-congruent action.

 

Mindfulness

I am a practitioner of yoga and Buddhist meditation. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance 200hrs) trained in trauma-informed teaching and have been teaching yoga and meditation classes since 2011. If relevant to your goals, I might explore with you your interest in specific yoga and meditation techniques.

I offer online therapy to individuals and couples in Seattle and WA. Find out more about AREAS OF FOCUS and FEES or contact me to request a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

SERVICES AND FEES

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SERVICES AND FEES

I offer a free 20-minute consultation to explore fit and questions you might have about therapy.

 AREAS OF FOCUS 

- Individual and relationship therapy

- LGBTQIPA2S+ affirming care

- Attachment trauma and Complex PTSD

- Trauma and PTSD

- Disordered eating

- Mood and anxiety disorders

- Neurodivergence

- Cultural integration and cross-cultural relationships

Individual therapy:  50-minute hour, $130

FEES

Relationship/Couples Therapy: 50-minute hour, $150

Group Therapy: cost varies depending on group type and duration, please inquire about active or planned groups

SLIDING SCALE

I maintain a limited number of sliding scale slots. If finances are or become an obstacle to getting the care you need, please inquire with me about available options. 

INSURANCE

I am not in-network with insurance providers. On request, I can provide invoices for submission to your insurance companies for the determination of whether any reimbursement to you will be provided.  

GOOD FAITH ESTIMATES

As of January 2022, in compliance with the No Surprises Act and policy by the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS), I provide good faith estimates to self-pay clients (see CMS' standard notice for more information).

Services are available on Telehealth to clients resident/located in Washington State

CONTACT

CONTACT

Here is how you can get in touch 

to request a free 20-minute consultation or ask a question.

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