Hi, I’m Felicia and one thing I know for sure is that “confusion is the first step towards clarity” (in the words of Syd Field). It is so easy to get caught up in our heads-there is so much to pay attention to that we may have missed other clues that might help us navigate through the murkiness of our thoughts and feelings.
I use a combination of different therapeutic techniques and work from strengths-based, mindfulness-based and attachment theory perspectives to help you explore issues impacting you during times of change or personal growth. When we are working together, I pay close attention to how you operate within multiple systems that can both contribute to and alleviate life’s challenges. We think together about experiences not about thinking away the challenges. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington State (#60491643). My continuing education builds on a Masters of Social Work in 2007 from Eastern Washington University and includes training in motivational interviewing, solution-focused and body-centered therapies.
I will be with you every step of the way as you connect to yourself again and trusting yourself to make the choices that lead you to a life well-lived and well-loved.
“Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.” Harriet Lerner
Therapy is work, but incredibly life-changing. It is why I continue to do my own work.
I know this road personally and professionally. After years of shutting down my feelings and writing a story that “it is not ok to ask for help,” I found Non-Violent Communication (now called Compassionate Communication). It helped me to understand that needs and feelings are a basic human right. As I went deeper into the process, I also discovered that there were more physical layers to understanding my needs and feelings. I learned about new communication styles, body awareness, and a bigger existential context have led to a greater understanding of not only myself but also understanding others. I help people learn more about themselves so they can be more fully present, alive, and empowered.