Essential Being

Is created around the knowledge that prioritizing yourself also takes care of others

Feel free to get in contact regarding any questions about theories utilized in therapy. 


What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders (

EMDR is done in 8 Phases. This form of therapy is design around resolving, unprocessed traumatic memories, or cognitive distortions allowing the brain to heal and form new core beliefs. 

Who can Benefit from EMDR Therapy? 

EMDR therapy helps individuals of all ages including but limited to the following: 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is an evidenced based modality and used to address cognitive distortions. The theory around CBT is that our thoughts have a direct correlation with our feelings and behaviors. Utilizing CBT increases awareness for negative thought patterns and behaviors in order to create change. 

Who can benefit from CBT?

CBT can be utilized for self-esteem, catastrophizing, anxiety, depression, harmful behaviors, panic attacks, and variety of other barriers that someone may face. 

Motivational Interviewing

What is Motivational Interviewing (MI)?

MI is an evidenced based practice. My favorite idea from MI is evocating change from a person's own motivation and commitment, which helps with lasting change.  MI focuses on exploring and resolving change within a person. This theory supports change from utilizing the individual's own values and concerns. 

Motivational Interviewing (2009) is: "...a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change". 

Who would benefit from MI? 

Short answer is Anyone. MI is a client centered approach to help individuals make behavioral changes that supports their needs. MI can also specifically be used with Individuals who suffer from substance use problems. 

Multisystemic Therapy

What is Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

MST is a family-based mental health treatment model developed to treat youths with presenting serious antisocial behavior (MST Therapy).  This modality is focused on empowering caregivers to create change within the family system that helps solve current and preventative future barriers. MST focuses on the family system in creating solutions while collaborating with natural supports.

Who would benefit from MST

MST is for families that are dealing with intrusive problems in the family system. This theory also helps with blended families, adjustment disorders, and dual family homes. 

Eclectic Therapy

What is Eclectic Therapy?

Eclectic Therapy is an integrative form of psychotherapy that adapts to the specific need of the client and their goals. Eclectic therapy draws from a variety of disciplines to customize the therapeutic process for each individual by using different forms of treatment or combinations of treatment that is most effective for treating the problem (Psychology Today).

For example, I may utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in order to meet the needs of the client. 

Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy

Equine therapy would be facilitated in person at Healing Hearts Ranch in Olympia, WA. 

Equine therapy, also known as equine-assisted therapy or horse therapy, is a form of therapeutic intervention that involves interactions between individuals and horses. This practice aims to promote emotional growth, enhance mental well-being, and improve overall quality of life. 

During equine therapy sessions, individuals engage in activities involving horses, such as grooming, feeding, leading, or riding them. The focus is not on horsemanship skills, but rather on the therapeutic benefits that the interactions with horses can provide. Horses are considered to be sensitive and intuitive animals, capable of mirroring and responding to human emotions, which makes them effective partners in the therapeutic process.