I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LH.60649659). My education includes a M.A. in Clinical Psychology (Seattle University), a B.A. in Mathematics (Boston University), and a B.A. in Philosophy (Boston University).
I have completed Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I am working on my final Gottman Certification. I have been doing annual post-graduate training in individual and couples counseling with Gestalt Associates Training of Los Angeles since 2011. I have also completed AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) Immersion Training for treating trauma from an attachment and neurobiological model. I have over 15 years of training and personal experience with mindfulness and meditation. Since 2010 I have led Gottman Relationship workshops for couples and new/expecting parents as a Bringing Baby Home and 7 Principles Educator.
From 2012-2013, I worked at Seattle Children's Hospital to help over forty families implement social-cognitive-behavioral strategies to improve emotional regulation and sleep in pre-schoolers (sleep coaching). I have trained in CBT-i (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia).
I am a member of the American and Washington Mental Health Counselors Associations. In addition to my formal training, I have researched and presented papers on the experience of parenting a child with anxiety and other issues related to parenting and parenthood. I am currently pursuing post-graduate education on adult anxiety, helping couples with trauma and affairs, treating trauma and attachment disruptions in adults, and evidence-based practices on how to support couples around building trust and co-parenting challenges.
I am interested in understanding and supporting the development of healthy self-regulation, healthy relationships, and healthy families.
In our sessions, you can expect to be treated with respect and care. I customize therapy for each person in response to her/his values and needs; with couples, I bring in the world-view and perspective of each partner to help strengthen trust, respect, friendship, and intimacy. I use evidence-based approaches. This means that, whenever possible, I will use methods to help you that research has shown to be effective for the goal you are addressing. I will explain the rationale for the approaches that I suggest we take. If you are curious about the research behind what we are doing, please ask me and I’m happy to discuss it.
I am primarily a process-focused and experiential therapist. This means that I will work with you to: (a) explore the process of what you are doing and how you are doing it, (b) raise awareness about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, (c) explore the benefits and limitations of your habitual ways of responding to the environment, and (d) experiment with choices to facilitate deeper and more meaningful interactions with yourself and others.
If you are interested in meeting with me, please feel free to email me at Evonne@PSPseattle.com or call me at 206-324-3912. We can discuss your needs, how I work, possible appointment times, and fees; hopefully the phone call will also help you to get a sense of whether I'd be a good fit for you. I am part of a group contract for Premera, LifeWise, Kaiser PPO and First Choice; I am willing to submit as out-of-network on your behalf if you have other insurance, so discussing whether or not to use insurance may be part of our conversation.
When I am not working with clients, I am happiest when outside walking, biking (anything on two wheels!), hiking, swimming, or gardening. I love an excuse to be out in nature, especially being in, on, and around the water. When not outside, I prefer to be reading, writing, or cooking for friends and family.
Preferred pronouns: she | her | hers
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