My name is Deanna and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. My experience has been providing therapy services to children, youth, and families in underserved communities. Most of my training has focused on working with individuals who have experienced dating/domestic and sexual violence. I have also had the opportunity to do prevention work with adolescents around healthy relationships. I am experienced in helping individuals heal in the areas of trauma and abuse, relationships, stress management, self-esteem, cultural identity and life transitions.
Change is constant. Life throws us challenges and it is normal to feel overwhelmed. I believe that being in these situations provides us with opportunity for growth. My approach is based on drawing individual’s strengths and awareness in order to build the skills needed to navigate life’s stressor and achieve a sense of well-being.
Therapeutic experience will look different for every client. My approach will differ for children, youth, and families. Therapy is most effective when it is a collaborative process where we will navigate through the challenges and transitions that life presents.I use techniques from a range of theories to help facilitate personal growth