I love to see people heal, grow, and come into more fullness in themselves and in their relationships.

 I enjoy working with teenagers and adults with various issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, life transitions, and mother-child relationships. I have advanced skills and training in the areas of trauma, identity, and relationship therapy. I am skilled in using a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, including attachment work, depth-oriented psychotherapy, emotion-focused therapy, various trauma and body-based therapies, feminist approaches to mental health and therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness.  However, I tailor my approach based on specific goals and strengths of the client, so that each person can experience therapy that is a good fit for them.  All of the therapeutic modalities I use are evidence-based and geared towards empowering each person I have the privilege of working with.

 I find it very important as a therapist to be engaged in research, which can provide information on how to best support people in their desire to experience well-being and thriving. This enables me to stay updated with current information and approaches, and reminds me that I help other people grow best when I continue to find ways to grow myself. I participate regularly in consultation groups and in my own clinical supervision.


Phone: (206) 929.0260

Email: lcress.counseling@gmail.com



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