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At Danforth Family Therapy you will find a warm and relaxing space when you are in need of support. If you or someone you love needs help getting through a current or past difficulty that is impacting your everyday life negatively, you've come to the right place. I believe that productive therapy can happen by sharing moments of laughter, deep discussions, interesting conversations while respecting the therapeutic relationship.
While working with clients I will create an emotionally safe place to explore what will best support you while change occurs. I enjoy working with clients of all ages - each life stage has unique joys and challenges! You can share and explore questions you may have, discuss experiences that have impacted you, and motivations that will move you or your family toward new personal goals.
Therapy for Children and Teens
We will look at what works well with current communication and connectedness within the family system, however big or small, as work together to create new ways of coping. Therapy with children and youth includes the necessary moments of talk, play and new family conversations. We will explore the story that has developed (how children and youth see themselves in their family system) and identify the parts that are not helpful and rewrite the story together. With over 20 years experience working with children and families you'll find the patience and commitment needed to problem solve and find solutions.
You and your family will work toward increased communication skills, healthier boundaries. I will provide comfort and the parenting support that's needed, including parenting tools and community resources.
Areas of Focus
Contact & Fees
American Association of Marriage and Family
Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapist
Northwest Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
I have a passion for helping others which brings me great joy. I believe that we are all part of a community and can work together toward increased happiness, healing and feeling more connected to each other through therapeutic work. I believe we all have a story about who we are and how we fit into the lives we've experienced and the lives we desire. A person's story does not always work in their favor. I think our narrative is powerful and can be rewritten to provide clarity about who we are and provide strength to better achieve goals.
Through my work as a therapist I am devoted to creating a welcome space for clients to process. I hope to help better understand your story, from the past and into your future as you move toward new goals and a stronger sense of self.
I began working with children and their families in New England 20 years ago as a teacher and child advocate. I moved to Seattle 13 years ago to attend graduate school. While completing my degree I began working as a clinician in Community Mental Health. My work with adults included anxiety, depression, addiction, couples therapy, eating disorders, family of origin difficulties, parenting support and dual diagnoses. My work with children, youth and their families included single parenting, foster and adoptive parenting, anxiety in young children, assessment and diagnosis of learning disabilities, collaborative care with teachers, pediatricians, the legal system and extended family and caregivers.
My passion and goal is to always try to bring stronger support to the community through my work with individuals of all ages.
During my time in Seattle I have enjoyed supporting others in the community as a marriage and family therapist, an outdoor preschool teacher and behavioral consultant to families and teaching teams. I am continually surprised by the dramatic beauty of the Pacific Northwest. In my down time I enjoy exploring urban parks, adventures in the mountains, painting and drawing, and gardening at home.
MA in Psychology: Antioch University-Seattle
BA in Psychology: University of Massachusetts- Bos