My therapy approach is rooted in systemic psychological theories, multi-faith insight, cultural sensitivity, and spiritual formation to clinically heal and empower diverse families and individuals across faith traditions and sociocultural locations. I currently work with the following client groups:
Virtual Teletherapy Services
Therapy services with one individual. We explore contextual themes ranging from family, mental health, substance use, and other topics to develop therapy goals aimed at improving quality of life, wellbeing and symptoms related to the clients unique presenting problem.
Couples therapy explores ways to improve the romantic relationship and develop tools to resolve conflict. Focus on specific problem(s), exploring individual themes, triggers and symptoms that may influence the problem, and measurable solution-focused strategies to enhance the relationship.
Family systems approach to resolving family problems in which the entire family unit is the client. Problems within one family member are problems for the entire family. People are not the problem, the problem is maintained by each member of the family.
Child psychotherapy integrates evidenced-based interventions with a focus on social and emotional development. Child treatment goals are aimed at understanding emotion, feelings and problem solving skills.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate
Mental health is what you tell yourself on your best days….and your worst. It’s the compassion and empathy you show yourself because no one knows your story better than you.
It’s how we respond to adversity, uncertainty and the unexpected curve balls life throws us.
It’s also the refreshing taste of sweet, ice-cold lemonade after being handed a few lemons.
Mental Health is not having the answer all the time, but committing to the process.
Work with me to plant new seeds, to nurture your mind and take the steps to have the life you envision in your most beautiful dreams.
My approach is grounded in a belief that every single one of us is worthy. I work with individuals (adults and adolescents), couples, and families to develop positive tools and resources to help improve their relational and individual wellbeing. With training rooted in family systems theory, I aim to address the needs of individuals in the context of family, social and cultural systems while working from a strength based perspective. I empower my clients to develop customized treatment goals that fit their needs and move them towards their goals. I am open to integrating spirituality and faith as a resource to guide the maintenance of client challenges. I am also sensitive to issues of diversity related to religion, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and gender identity.
I have a special interest in working with people of color, particularly African Americans, and other ethnic minortized and marginalized communities.
Common presenting challenges and obstacles I work with in my practice include:
Anxiety and Panic
Guilt and Shame
Grief and Loss
Workplace Stress, Conflict or Trauma
Feelings of loneliness emptiness
Relationship Conflict & Intimacy Issues
Divorce, Co-parenting, Blended Families
Therapy vs. Coaching
Wondering whether you want therapy or coaching services? No worries. Book a complimentary 20-minute consultation and let’s find out. Here is a quick guide on the difference.
Explores both past and present. Clinical oriented diagnosis and mental health dysfunction. Looks into the why and how.
Aimed at helping you achieve results. Future oriented, performance driven. Looks only at what’s needed to change and progress forward.
Training & Supervision
As a native Seattleite, I have long been inspired by Seattle University’s dedication to social justice and commitment to serving diverse global communities. Its mission is to educate whole individuals and empower leaders to enhance a just world that spans cultures, gender and religion. As a full-time graduate student in SU’s COAMFTE accredited Masters in Couples & Family Therapy program, our program’s focus is on systemic treatment and supervision through paradigms of holism and healing.
As an Associate level therapist, my clinical practice is supervised by Dr. Sharon Young, Ph.D., LMFT who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy approved supervisor. Dr. Young provides clinical supervision with services designed to provide resources for psychotherapy development. As a Master Therapist with 14 years of experience, she provides direction and mentoring in establishing and improving clinical private practice – effectively addressing wide-ranging client obstacles and challenges. Dr. Young also leads Infinite Possibilities, a group private practice established in 2005.
Competencies & Relevant Work
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate – License #MG61143433
Master of Arts, Couples and Family Therapy (2021) – Seattle University
- Concentration: Spiritual Integration
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) trained, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (2020) – Basic Training
Certified Life Coach, Seattle Life Coach Training (2019)
Bachelor of Arts, Communication (2004) – University of Southern California
- Concentration: African American Studies, Howard University (2002)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Student Member
Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Student Member
Washington Therapy Fund Foundation, Board Member
Initiate Equity, LLC, Advisory Board Member
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Minority Fellowship Program, Fellow 2020-2021
PRESENTATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Henry, D., Ma, Q., & Cobb, R. A. (2020). Systemic family treatment for collective trauma. [Breakout Session.] Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Seattle, WA.