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This private practice focuses on Mental Health, Emotional Regulation, Addiction, Prevention and Resiliency, through assessments, education, homework and honest conversation.
The CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study and subsequent surveys that show that most people in the U.S. have at least one ACE, and that people with four ACEs— including living with an alcoholic parent, racism, bullying, witnessing violence outside the home, physical abuse, and losing a parent to divorce — have a huge risk of adult onset of chronic health problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, suicide, addiction and alcoholism.
Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is an intervention model that is dictated by the understanding that overstressing the brain will hinder effective intervention and stop long-term change.
Our Goals: Hope, Safety, Calm, Self-Efficacy and getting Connected.
Our Trauma-Informed Care Principles: Trauma Awareness, Promote Safety, Rebuild Control, Promote Connection, Focus on Strengths, along with Belief in Resiliency.
Neuroscience findings help us to understand how human beings adapt biologically to stress during development. Their recent discoveries give us answers to our questions about biologic pathways that explain why ACEs have so much impact on the public’s health, safety and wellbeing.
Epigenetics findings help us to understand why some groups of people seem to have more challenging lives generation after generation, and give us clues about how to help. The ACE Study explains the magnitude of the solution that is in our hands, and provides new ways of thinking that help us develop powerful preventive supports for people throughout the life course.
Resilience findings remind us that our actions matter, and remind us that human beings live in nested environments of families, communities and societies – any and all of these nested environments can be more or less resilient, and have a powerful influence on individual health and well-being.
If you are struggling with Alcohol, Drugs or any Co-Occurring disorders, Relationships, Anxiety or Depression, Emotional Regulation or just need someone to Listen...Contact us.
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Resilience is the quality of being able to resume its original shape, or the ability to recover quickly...after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
I have a vast history in substance use disorders, trauma and a strong handle on 12 step, spiritual, and christian recovery. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings and have a working knowledge of individuals and families dealing with addiction issues, while developing new coping skills and strategies. I have extensive experience working with adults with co-occurring disorders and emotional sobriety. I take a systems approach and think that communication is key to any relationship including the therapeutic relationship. If you are ready to start your journey of change, I can help.
Addiction - Recovery- Anxiety- Depression- Trauma- LGBTQ - Relationships- Communication- Race, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Resiliency in Addiction, and , Equity and Social Justice related Issues - TIC, CBT, Motivational Interviewing- Spirituality - Emotional Sobriety- Self Esteem - ACE's Science-Workshops-Public Speaking
Initially, I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation for you to ask any questions that you may have. During your first visit, we will discuss any concerns you have in addition to any reason(s) that bring you into counseling. In-closing, we will discuss our sliding scale fee structure starting at $40.00 to $125.00 per 50 minute session.
"Resilience starts when you become part of the Change you want to See!"
631 Strander Boulevard, Tukwila, Washington 98188, United States
We are open Monday through Friday from 12 Noon to 9 PM.