Family counseling can be a powerful tool to create change within the family system. Some families may identify one family member as the one who needs help. Other times it is a particular relationship within the family that is strained and sometimes the entire family is struggling with a particular issue. By engaging the family and creating a supportive environment for change, healthy change may be more accessible and sustainable over time.
When working with families, I initially meet with one or more parents for 1 to 2 sessions. I may then meet with the whole family, children individually, with siblings, or work exclusively with the parent or parents depending on your family’s unique needs and situation.
I am professionally trained in Family Systems Counseling and will take into account the whole family when addressing a specific issue.
I recently ended a 6 year term as part-time child therapist at Jumping Mouse Children’s Center while maintaining a private practice in Kirkland. While at Jumping Mouse, I enjoyed the opportunity to work with children and parents in a non-profit setting where my responsibilities included the supervision of counseling interns and teaching parenting workshops and individual play therapy with children. I now work full time in private practice but bring to my work the rich learning gained at Jumping Mouse Children’s Center.
As a licensed supervisor, I offer supervision to counseling interns and externs through my private practice as well as consultation to fellow practitioners.
Some issues I work with include: