Therapeutic Approach


South Lake Union Therapy OfficeI approach therapy as a dialogue in which we explore your thoughts actions, feelings, experiences and relationships.

I am conversational and non-judgmental while being analytical and intellectually informed and strive to create an environment in where my clients can safely explore beyond the personal and social boundaries of what is “possible,” “permissable,” “accepted,” and “normal.”

My primary goal in the therapeutic process is to actively assist you in reaching a better understanding of the underlying conflicts and meaning around your situation and helping you gain some objective distance around your concern in relation to your larger context.  Self-awareness has complex positive effects.  Change is only possible through understanding and acceptance.

My practice is diverse and I draw from many different approaches and modalities as well as from my knowledge of art, literature, history, sociology and science among other fields when approaching your specific concern. I also have a good working  knowledge of many of the medications used to treat psychological and emotional distress.

There is value in your suffering as well as your success.  The therapeutic relationship is designed to help you decide how to leverage all your experiences to allow you to move forward with more clarity and strength. 

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” -C.G. Jung

 

For questions or scheduling: Julie@SouthLakeUnionTherapy.com or 206-855-3026