Bee helps kids, teens, and adults who feel fragmented by their emotions, their experiences in life, or their identity. Her clients work with her because they struggle to feel their emotions in a safe way. Or, they may have no idea how their past experiences are impacting their current self, having had to separate themselves from their past pains in order to keep surviving day to day.
She wants her clients to experience less shame and more wholeness with themselves. Bee supports those who are trying to find their footing in a world that often feels overwhelming, especially if that's due to a new diagnosis of ADHD, autism, or chronic illness. Her work with children and adolescents involves helping them feel their big feelings in a safer and more integrated way in their body. For young adults, she also supports those who are grappling with the aftereffects of religious trauma or are in the midst of post-religious deconstruction/reconstruction of spirituality or worldview.
Whether it's the weight of unresolved trauma, grief, or the pain of feeling perpetually out of sync with one's surroundings, Bee offers a healing relationship where clients can experience attunement and learn to attune more to themselves.
Bee firmly believes that therapy is a relational and mutual journey. She approaches her clinical work with a blend of openness, understanding, authenticity, and a touch of playfulness and creativity. She goes beyond mere verbal acknowledgment of emotions to help clients pinpoint where these emotions manifest in their bodies and how they correlate with life experiences. Rooted in psychodynamic theories of relational psychology and attachment theory, Bee prioritizes the significance of the therapeutic relationship. She integrates a trauma-informed approach with elements of narrative, play, and art therapies, while also incorporating somatic techniques and parts work. This multifaceted approach allows Bee to offer a space where clients can delve into their life stories, emotions, and behaviors, identifying patterns and understanding their bodily and psychological impacts.
Outside the therapeutic space, Bee enjoys hiking and backpacking with her spouse and their beloved pup. In her downtime, you might find Bee paddleboarding, participating in pub trivia with friends, enjoying a rejuvenating nap on the couch, or getting lost in a good book with a warm cup of tea, especially during the chilly winter months.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, WA - MC61462582
Supervised by Dr. Claney (PY 60880033)
M.A. in Counseling Psychology - The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology