_DSC5845 (1)It is important to find a clinician that you trust and with whom you feel comfortable.

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)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Workplace issues
  • Employee Assistance
  • Trauma
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Families effected by Chemical Dependency
  • Codependency
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Grief and Loss
  • Transition
  • Abuse
  • Mindfulness
  • Gay Friendly