Utilizing cognitive/affective behavioral therapy, mindfulness and solution focused models, I believe in an interactive approach to counseling. We will discuss, ask questions and together come up with tools to help you get back on track.
I have worked in the mental health field since 1993. My experience includes individual, group, and couples counseling (I am no longer working with couples). I have been a counselor in an in-patient chemical dependency program, a mental health professional in a psychiatric setting, and employee assistance counselor and I coordinated an independent living program for adolescents in foster care. Prior to my career in mental health, I spent 15 years in sales and management and was a district manager for a multinational communication and electronics company.
In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I am contracted with many employee assistance programs where I lecture locally on workplace violence, supervising a drug free workplace, balancing work and family, managing stress, effective communication, and grief and loss. In addition, I am often asked to provide Critical Incident Stress Debriefings to employers.
Education and Experience: I received my bachelor of social work from Florida Atlantic University and my master’s degree in social work from Florida International University.
Office Location: Lower Queen Anne. 200 First Ave West, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98119
You may call me at: 206-550-5346 to schedule an appointment. I try to check my messages throughout the day.
Mailing address: Valentine Counseling Services, PO Box 9374, Seattle, WA 98109
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am – 7 pm. Note: As of 4/26/16 most of my appointments after 3 pm are booked at this time.
I specialize in the following areas:
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling (not currently running a group)
- Relationship Issues
- Workplace issues
- Employee Assistance
- Chemical Dependency
- Families effected by Chemical Dependency
- Adult Children of Alcoholics
- Grief and Loss
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