Helping youths and their families 

strengthen relationships, gain invaluable life and communication skills, and learn new self-management and coping techniques. 

Methods & Approaches

Level III Trained Gottman Couples Therapy

The Gottman Method is a research based approach to strengthening relationships. The research shows us that to make a relationship last couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other’s hopes for the future.

 

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is a program developed from Dr. John Gottman’s forty years of research with more than 3,000 couples. The benefit of all of this research for couples include specific, identifiable, and effective strategies for making marriage, or any intimate relationship for that matter, work. Using The Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work method couples will learn how to avoid behaviors that cause break ups while learning strategies that enhance and strengthen relationships. These relationship enhancing skills are based on the book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.

Emotion Coaching the Heart of Parenting

For parents, learning the tools to be an effective emotional coach to build your child's confidence and help them grow socially, emotionally and intellectually.  Children who are Emotion Coached are more likely to experience success in peer friendships, gainful employment, and academic performance.​

Positive Discipline 

Positive Discipline is a parenting program developed by Dr. Jane Nelson. Positive Discipline can be used to address temper tantrums, academic performance, fighting, issues with chores/homework, bedtime challenges, and many more unwanted behaviors.

 

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) by Francine Shapiro, PhD has been successfully used to treat many unwanted conditions. Some of these conditions include:

  • Phobias

  • Panic Disorder

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Depression

  • Attachment Disorder

  • Conduct Problems & Self-Esteem

  • Grief and Mourning

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  • Sexual Dysfunction

  • Pedophilia

  • Psychotic Disorders

  • Chronic Pain

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Phantom Limb Pain

  • Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms

  • Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Hypnotherapy is useful because it can accelerate change. It is often our unconscious beliefs that interfere with our ability to make meaningful change.  Hypnosis is useful for changing unwanted behaviors (i.e. tobacco use, ineffective/harmful relationship patterns, unhealthy food choices, etc.). During hypnosis you replace unwanted behaviors with wanted behaviors (healthy food choices, cessations of cravings, effective relationship habits, etc.).

 

Telehealth

Making mental health a priority can be difficult when there are demands upon one's time. If you are a busy parent, or a working professional without time to spare, or just live in an area where mental health access is limited taking care of yourself can be a challenge. Telehealth may be a way to obtain the help that you want. I am happy to be able to offer virtual therapy services to residents of the state of Washington.

Hypnotherapy

Call Us: 360-797-5241

221-B W Wynoochee Ave, Montesano, WA 98563