PhD, University of Washington 2016
License #PY60728755 (WA)
I love to work with individuals with ambitious dreams, people with the passion and purpose to remake our society. I work with clients who seek therapy because they understand that justice in the world begins with healing ourselves from the inside out.
I specialize in the intersection between trauma, mental health, and physical health. I provide therapy for individuals struggling with insomnia, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Approach to therapy
I provide evidence-based therapy, which means that I use techniques and approaches that research shows are most likely to be effective for your type of concern. I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a present-focused, skills-based therapy. Clients who benefit from CBT are ready to make changes in their thoughts and actions/behaviors. For those who are interested, I also teach mindfulness meditation, which is a powerful and effective practice that improves attention, anxiety, mood, and health.
What to expect from therapy
In CBT, clients take an active role in treatment by practicing the skills that are taught in-session in daily life. While the therapist brings theoretical and technical expertise, you are the expert on yourself.
In the intake, I work with you to understand your history (how you came to be who you are) and clarify your present-day concerns. Together, we identify concrete goals with measurable outcomes and track these outcomes week-by-week.
In the following sessions, I teach you specific tools that support your growth and wellbeing. Sessions are typically structured (i.e. follow an agenda) and involve handouts and worksheets that you complete throughout the week.
Insurance & Fees
I am not contracted with any insurance companies, which means that you are responsible for payment at the time of service. Payments are made online by credit card via Stripe.
Your insurance provider may reimburse you for a substantial portion of my fee as an out-of-network provider. You will need to contact your insurance provider to inquire about your out-of-network coverage for individual mental health therapy. It is the client’s responsibility to understand their insurance benefits and the reimbursement process.
Some questions to ask your insurance company are:
Do I need a referral or prior authorization to see a provider out of network?
What is my annual deductible, and what amount has been met already this year?
What percentage or dollar amount will I be reimbursed?
Is telehealth covered?
Is there a limit on the total number of sessions per year or the dollar amount per year?
What documentation do I need to submit for out-of-network reimbursement?
It may be helpful to share with your insurance company these service (CPT) codes when inquiring about your plan's coverage:
Psychotherapy sessions, 90834 (50 minutes), 90837 (60 minutes), 90837+99354 (90 minutes)
View current session rates here
I currently offer telehealth appointments only.
I am a PSYPACT provider with Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT). This means that I can see patients via telehealth when they are located in one of these 36 states or territories (as of 2023): Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Updated PSYPACT map: https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap
Pro bono asylum evaluations
I offer psychological evaluations and accompanying evidentiary support (reports) free of charge for individuals who are seeking asylum and other forms of humanitarian-based immigration relief in the United States. All evaluations are conducted through the Northwest Health and Human Rights Evaluation Network. Please reach out directly to Refugees Northwest to request an evaluation: https://refugeesnw.org/nwhhrevaluationnetwork/request-an-evaluation/
The land where I live, work, teach, and learn (Seattle, Washington) is the unceded, ancestral home of the Coast Salish peoples who continue to live here, specifically the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, and Stillaguamish Tribes.
As an acknowledgement of my visitor status on their lands, 10% of net proceeds from this business are paid as rent to Real Rent Duwamish.