Thank you for your interest in my counseling and psychotherapy practice in Federal Way, where I have the privilege to help individuals and couples of all ages, and in any kind of life transition toward healing, and reaching their goal with therapy. For you, who are visiting my homepage in search for a counselor or psychotherapist, I’ve created this site to help you get a sense of who I am and how I work.
I am a seasoned Psychotherapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 30 plus years clinical practice as a social worker, counselor, and therapist from Sweden, 15 of which in private practice in Stockholm, and the past 12 years in Washington State, USA. Clinical experience, graduate studies, and continuing education are significant building blocks in the foundation for my work. I also draw from my personal life, such as being a daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, being born and raised in Sweden- Europe, and coming to the U.S. in midlife. My journey through life has provided me with a deep understanding and empathy for the challenges, big as well as small, that clients bring to my practice.
My approach to counseling and psychotherapy is built on the belief that all human beings have an innate capacity to heal, grow, and lead happier and more satisfying lives, regardless background or current circumstances. In my practice, I offer a peaceful, and relaxing place for us to work ~ a place where it feels safe to express thoughts and feelings about what is painful, confusing, or difficult.
As a therapist, I consider myself a guide, listener, coach, and companion on your internal and external journey toward healing, the life you want, and reaching your goals with therapy. To that end, I synthesize different psychotherapy methods, such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing), Emotion Focused Therapy, Ego State Work, and Mindful Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I teach clients’ progressive relaxation, breath work, and guided imageries for nurturing and to build inner resources.
Professionally, I find nothing more rewarding than helping my clients moving out of the shadow of past and current distress, into the light of hope and a positive view of themselves in the present, generalizing into the future.
I invite you to continue to read through the information about my practice, and if you feel I may be the right therapist for you, I would be pleased to initially meet with you over the phone, and welcome you to call me at 253-929-1530.
January 12, 2012