Frequently Asked Questions 

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What is therapy?

People come to therapy for many different reasons. Often time we encounter challenges in relationships with family, couple relationships, dating or friends. We can experience loss, anxiety, depression, or lack of direction; these and many other challenges bring people into therapy. The process of therapy may involve looking back and removing some roadblocks, and it may involve looking forward. The therapist and client will work together towards deeper understanding and positive change.

What is therapy?

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How do i find the right therapist?

Even a good therapist might not be the right fit for you. Each therapist has a different style and personality. I offer a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation if you have questions that might help you in your search. The trust and rapport you have with your therapist will be vital in helping you reach the change you desire. You are the best one to determine that fit. If I am not the right fit for you I would love to aid in your search and am happy to provide references for other therapists or services

How do i find the right therapist?

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What will my first appointment be like?

On the day of the appointment I will meet you in the waiting room. We will go to my office (full of plants, big windows and views of the hills) and have our first session. We will discuss what brings you into therapy, along with your goals for therapy. We will also go over your new client paperwork and I will answer any further questions you have. 

What will my first appointment be like?

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Why are you named "roots Northwest"?

We all experience different seasons of our lives. Our roots allow us to thrive and survive even the harshest winters. Roots are the core essence of who we are. Therapy is a place they can be grown, strengthened, replanted and relied on to weather storms and to thrive. We hope that at Roots Northwest you can grow a deeper connection with yourself, others and live the thriving life you desire. 

Why are you named "roots Northwest"?

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What is a Medical Family Therapist?

Illness does not just impact our bodies, it impact our minds, hearts, relationships and lifestyle. Medical Family Therapists (MedFT) are trained to collaborate with your medical team to provide psychosocial and spiritual services as well as practical support/solutions to patients and their families as they navigate their medical journey.

As a Certified Medical Family Therapist, I have undergone an additional 50 hours of training and serviced in a breast cancer clinic, providing care for patients and their families.  

I am equip to journey with you and the ones you love. 

What is a Medical family Therapist?

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What is Sexual Shame?

We've grown up with thousands of messages about our bodies, relationships, sex and sexuality. Some messages were helpful, Most were not. The bombardment of cultural, familial and religious messages about sex can be overwhelming, confusing and shame-inducing.

Sexual shame sounds a lot like the "shoulds" that run around in our minds... "I should look like ___." "I shouldn't want to ___." "I should want to ___." Those shoulds are a result of sexual shame.

It can often be useful to sit with a therapist trained in sexuality to sort through the shoulds and shouldn'ts. Reclaim your own sexuality and live a confident, shame-free life, full of meaningful connection.  

What is Sexual Shame?