In addition to individual psychotherapy, I provide mindfulness-based classes for individuals with addictive behaviors, based on Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), a program that I co-developed with my colleagues at the University of Washington.
My mission is to provide therapy that is evidence-based, while creating opportunities for greater self-awareness, compassion and growth.
My primary approach to therapy is rooted in the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness involves bringing a kind and gentle attention to whatever is arising in the present moment. This involves greater awareness of thoughts, emotional states, and sensations in the body. This type of awareness creates a pause in the automatic, habitual behaviors that rule most of our lives. This is not only a form of self-care, but has the potential to create a greater sense of freedom and choice.
I work with a variety of issues including anxiety & depression, exploration of cultural identity and acculturation, relational challenges, and recovery from addictive behavior.
I am the Founder & Director of the Seattle Mindfulness Center, which offers individual and couples therapy, a variety of mindfulness classes, community meditation groups and retreats.