Teletherapy available in Washington state and Texas.

In-person sessions available in Lacey, Washington only.

Is it possible to not only “get through” the tough times in life, but grow from them?
Yes. Post Traumatic Growth is real.

Can’t we just skip over the hard part
and get to the good stuff in life?
Not really. We see evidence all around us of the discomfort that’s a normal part of growth.

Couldn’t we simply hide out from life’s tough times,
and keep growing anyway?
Not for very long. Eventually, growth will find us and nudge (or push) us along our path.

                        Then… why bother?

That’s part of why people in the mental health field (therapists, counselors, and others who have chosen helping professions) do what we do: We believe there are good reasons you should bother with the process of life growth. In some cases, our belief is based on personal experience as well as professional training.

As a collaborative, trauma-informed, solution-focused, strengths-based therapist, my job is to:

  • help you find your own reasons for sticking around and your own fuel to keep growing
  • provide a space and time in your calendar where you can feel truly heard and emotionally supported
  • be a sounding board for your grievances, your explorations and wonderings, and your celebrations
  • turn your attention to those times and ways in which growth is nudging (or pushing) you along your path


I offer





My perspective: You are the expert in your own life.

I’ll be honored to hear your story.

And if you wish, we’ll work together to rewrite the epic tale of You.


How much is your emotional wellness worth?

I am committed to providing you with

  • Comfortable space & time for you to process your challenges and celebrations, with complete confidentiality and compassion.
  • Trained & experienced perspective to help you generate ideas and create your path to contentment.

My regular therapy session rate:
Individual Therapy: $150 per session hour (50 to 55 minutes)
Relational Therapy: $200 per session (80 minutes)

Did you know:
You are NOT required to use your health insurance for therapy services.

Some reasons for not using health insurance:

  • Greater chances for more confidentiality of your information.
    Health insurance plans have the right to audit your records.

  • Your therapist is required to give you a mental health diagnosis.
    Health insurance will not cover any counseling services without a mental health diagnosis on record.

  • Insurance companies dictate how much therapists are paid.
    Not using your health insurance is a way to place people-first/corporations-last.

For more information,
check out Pros & Cons of Using Insurance to Pay for Therapy

If you wish to use your health insurance benefits, let me know. You'll be instructed on where to submit your insurance information for verification before we schedule your initial session.

  • I am only in-network with a few insurers.
  • Per Insurance Regulations: If, in our first full session, it is determined that you do not have a mental health diagnosis, you will not be able to use your insurance benefits for any subsequent sessions.

If my regular session rates are unaffordable for you:

  • Contact my office to schedule a quick free consultation with Graduate Intern Haley Fielder. She is seeing clients for low fees based on household income. Haley is directly supervised by me, so you're assured that your counseling needs will be met with warmth and compassion. Find out more about Haley Fielder here.