The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates believed that philosophy was care of the soul, psyche.Taking care of the soul required wisdom and knowledge of it, that is, psychology. The Buddha's teachings about the human condition combined insight into the nature of the way things are with insight into the nature of the way we are. From the beginning, philosophy and psychology have been interconnected. I bring to my psychotherapy practice a long standing wonder, curiosity, reverence and respect for the deep matters of life and their effects on how we develop as persons. One of the matters most deeply affecting us today, often overlooked in psychological theories, is our interconnection with the natural world. This interconnection is a grounding point for my way of thinking about psychological health from a holistic, existential, and psychodynamic perspective. I hold a Doctorate in Philosophy and a Masters in Existential and Phenomenological Psychology, which is humanistic and philosophically based. I have experience helping people in crisis, as well as working with adults with a range of mental health and special needs. I have also taught philosophy, courses in environmentalism, and co-led a Zen meditation group for over 10 years.
Individual Psychotherapy: 50 min/ $145
I also have sliding scale slots available for those whose income would make the cost of psychotherapy or counseling prohibitive.
I am in-network with Premera and First Choice, and will provide paperwork for out-of-network reimbursement.