Out of all the strengths my clients bring to the counseling relationship, I mostly appreciate a strong motivation to change and an openness to see things in a different way. Addiction and the chaos that accompanies such a disorder can often blind a person to the possibility of actually having a life worth living. It is during those times of despair and loss, a skilled listener and counselor can be most helpful.
A specialty of mine is working with couples impacted by the trauma of Sexual Addiction. I have trained personally with Dr. Patrick Carnes Ph.D. and his team at IITAP and am at home with his Task Approach to recovery from this powerful addiction. I am a fully Certified Sex Addictions Therapist. Being close to several military bases, I also work closely with active duty and retired military personnel, providing the tools needed to resolve and heal the trauma associated with being a warrior.
I have close to 20 years experience as a clinical Chaplain having worked with a broad spectrum of populations.My office is located downtown Tacoma. Group therapy is available.
Years in Practice: 9
- Completed Approved EMDR Basic Training
Approving / Certifying Organization: EMDRIA
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Sexuality/Relationship Issues
Date completed basic EMDR training: 2015
Trainer: Barbara Parrett
Date completed EMDR Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course (Part 3): 2017
Trainer: Laurel Parnell