Salish Sea Counseling
In the words of Socrates, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” My passion as a therapist is in creating the space to examine and reflect upon life together in all of its complexity. We often go through life feeling as if things happen to us and are not sure how or why. This sense of not being in control of our own lives creates immense suffering that shows up in many ways, from anxiety to depression to chronic pain. Using a variety of approaches I facilitate a space where life can for a moment each week slow down enough to come to better understand it and to live more mindfully and intentionally. I approach my work with compassion, openness, and honesty and value the opportunity develop a warm and trusting relationship with each client who walks through my door.
I also see underlying most symptoms a thirst for wholeness. With this in mind I am willing to assist in helping clients better cope with their lives, but more than this, I hope to facilitate what Abraham Maslow called self-actualization, a fulfilling and meaningful life. This means that death, sexuality, rage, shame, religion and mystical experiences, drug use, and any other issue that may be seen as taboo and challenging to explore in everyday conversations will be embraced with the hope of integrating them more fully into your life.