About Me

As a Holistic Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I specialize in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, life coaching, wellness education, and individual or group counseling for adults.  My particular interest is in improving the lives of people with anxiety challenges. 

Virtues:
I strongly believe in a compassionate and integrated approach that includes the mind, emotions, body and spirit.  I focus on a client’s positive strengths and resources to promote wellness, balance and self-reliance.  I feel it is an honor to be in a partnership with my clients and celebrate every step toward successful goal achievement.   
Professional Achievements:
≈    Over 35 years experience in holistic and mental health care
≈    Graduate of the University of Washington Master of Nursing program with honors
≈    Trained in several types of therapy that are evidence-based and validated to be effective interventions, such as cognitive- behavioral, solution-focused therapy and Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy
≈    Licensed by the State of Washington as a ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practioner) and Hypnotherapist
≈    Knowledgeable about biological interventions, which include psychiatric medications, nutrition, over-the-counter supplements, alternative or complementary options
≈    Experienced in facilitating groups and teaching classes
≈    Skilled in the ability to create a supportive environment that can help an individual develop strategies to make positive and lasting life changes


Professional Memberships:
The Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
Heart-Centered Therapies Association, certified hypnotherapist
National Guild of Hypnotists
Bellingham Nurse Practitioner Association
Northwest Behavioral Health Independent Provider Association
American Holistic Nurses Association

Approach

I believe in a customized approach that treats each client according to his or her specific needs.  During your first session,  we will explore together your health and life history to uncover relevant information.  Once the comphrenisve evaluation is complete, we can begin the method of therapy (or eclectic combination of interventions) best suited for your particular needs.  I continuously evaluate as we go, making changes as needed to maximize your benefits.

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