Tyson helps people who are struggling to find the good in themselves or their life. He helps those who are experiencing chaos, grief, trauma, and change. His clients are primarily adolescents and young adults who are seeking to make meaning from their confusing or inexplicable life experiences.
Tyson believes that people are good. That even the worst things we do or feel are fundamentally rooted in a desire for something good. He wants you to find that good, in yourself and in your life, and he knows that process may be difficult, painful, and long.
Tyson is strongly influenced by current psychoanalytic theory, attachment theory, neuroscience, and comic books. He is curious about unconscious patterns of thought, behavior, and experience, and he will share his curiosities with you in hopes that together you can come to a deeper understanding of your mind and what makes up your sense of self.
In his relationship with clients, Tyson focuses on security and playfulness. Tyson’s goal is to facilitate a relationship where you are free to explore; to grow more and more into who you are and want to be. He approaches his clinical work with curiosity and a willingness to take risks. Tyson is curious about his clients and curious about what’s going on between him and his clients. He doesn’t want it to feel like you two are just coasting because in therapy, something should be changing. Stagnation isn’t helpful. Tyson believes that therapy is an exciting, unpredictable, and powerful process. And if it’s not playful, it’s not worth it.
In his life, Tyson values good company, good coffee, and art (good art and bad art). He loves to laugh. He loves to read comics, play tabletop RPGs, go to the theater, and train Jiu-Jitsu.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, WA - LH60735609
M.A. in Counseling Psychology - The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
B.S. in Sociology - Seattle Pacific University