Research shows that stretching, sensing and sighing help release tension in your body, soothing the nervous system and helping you to feel better.
Feeling more connected to and grounded in your body helps during moments of stress and uncertainty.
A person’s mind, body, emotions, and spirit are meant to interweave with each other for flexibility and strength, calmness and confidence. When challenged by difficulty, discomfort, and disease, these integral parts of a person can become disengaged.
Listening to and learning from the body leads to living more fully in your body, and therefore in your whole self.
Somatic Psychotherapy is a holistic form of counseling that is rooted in the relationship between the mind, body, mind, emotion, and spirit. It can offer relief from stress, depression, anxiety, illness, trauma, and relationship conflicts.
- Reduces pain, discomfort and dis-ease in the body
- Transforms negative emotional experiences
- Creates a greater sense of Self
- Builds resilience
How it works:
Sessions are usually 50 to 60 minutes, but can be extended. The recommended number of sessions may vary.
Customize a plan
Leave with a feeling of hope
What to expect:
Somatic Psychotherapy is a holistic form of counseling that is rooted in the relationship between the mind, body and soul. It can offer relief from stress, depression, anxiety, illness, trauma, and relationship conflicts.
Clinical Hypnosis uses naturally occurring trance states for relief from discomfort and distress in the mind and body. This state of relaxed and focused attention can offer relief from pain, anxiety and unwanted habits.
- Calms the nervous system
- Improves sleep
- Eases irritable bowel syndrome
- Helps manage pain
- Supports smoking cessation
How it works:
Check in and prepare
Get comfortable, relax and settle in to the trance state (hypnosis)
Comfortably ease back into consciousness with less tension and greater calm
What to expect:
Clinical Hypnosis uses naturally occurring trance states for relief from discomfort and distress in the mind and body. It will provide you with deep relaxation that can be carried with you into waking consciousness.
To reap the benefits it offers, feeling well informed in the initial session allows you to start hypnosis comfortably in the second one.
Frequently Asked Questions
My fee for an initial psychotherapy session is $160.
Ongoing sessions are $160/hour (with a sliding fee scale of $140 to $100), or $140/50 minutes (with a sliding fee scale of $120 to $100). Session length is based on clinical need.
Are you feeling like this could be a good match? Let’s take a look then at the practical side of payment – either through insurance (both in-network and out-of-network) or through paying out-of-pocket.
I am a preferred provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, First Choice Health/Kaiser, and
Premera Blue Cross. You may have a deductible and/or co-pay under this option.
If you don’t see your insurance plan listed, you can still use insurance if you have an out-of-network benefit. This option can be quite affordable, and I can provide you with a receipt that you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement.
When you pay out-of-pocket, or “self-pay”, you gain the benefit of maintaining your privacy, as I don’t then have to disclose a diagnosis to your insurance company. You also can receive treatment that your insurance plan may not cover.
Please download and complete these forms with one exception: wait to sign the Disclosure and Consent Form until you are present with me, so that I can answer any questions.
Please DO NOT email me your forms! Rather, BRING them with you to your initial session.
This helps keep secure your private and confidential health care information which is important to me.
My office is located in the Maple Leaf Neighborhood of North Seattle about ½ miles southeast of Northgate. It is in the WPI Real Estate building on the corner of NE 95th Street and Roosevelt Way NE. You can take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor. My office is in suite 210, just past the elevator on the right.
No – parking is free in the south parking lot, or on the street.
Yes – you can ride the #67 bus. Going north, it stops in front of my building. Going south, it stops just south of 95th St.
Yes – the south parking lot has a handicapped parking spot, and the building is accessible by walker and wheelchair, with an elevator, wide doorways, and low thresholds.