About Therapy

2117481353I know… there’s a lot going on in the world right now.

With the steady bombardment of violence, hatred, and division we see daily, it is SO easy to be paralyzed with feelings of helplessness and powerlessness.

As an empath, highly sensitive person, or energetically attuned being… times are tough. Trust me… I feel you.

So, the fact that you’re here right now and can recognize that your mental, emotional, and spiritual health deserves to be prioritized and cared for, especially at a time like this…

You get a round of applause!

You’re here because you want to be the best version of yourself…

You want that for your family, kids, clients, friends, present partner, future partner… you name it.

Or maybe you want to be the best version of yourself for YOU – because you don’t want your past to dictate your future.

Regardless of your “why,” I got you!

You’ve done a lot of work on yourself already, but…

Certain walls keep stopping you, and they don’t seem to budge.

You’re curious, motivated, and determined, but the missing piece of the puzzle is someone to guide and support you on your path toward healing.

You don’t want just anyone to be your guide; you want someone you vibe with and feel comfortable opening up to.

6d54bfd4Life is hard, but connecting with your therapist shouldn’t be.

We’ve all seen the movies and TV shows. The troubled main character walks into the grouchy, tired therapist’s office and lies down on the couch while he scribbles notes and asks the infamous question:

“How does that make you feel?”

Maybe you’ve heard horror stories of therapists falling asleep during sessions, or you’ve got your own “meh” experiences.

The therapy we’ll do might surprise you.

It won’t be stuffy and clinical like what we’ve grown up seeing in media.

It often feels more like that time you met up with a girlfriend during happy hour for “just one glass of wine” – the one where, before you knew it, you’d been sitting there for HOURS exploring the good, the bad, and the ugly of each other’s lives.

It’s such a relief to be seen and heard!

Flipping the “Do Not Disturb” sign…

That’s essentially what you’re doing to the outside world when you come to therapy.

Here, you can finally slow down enough to get honest with yourself…

“How do you feel beneath the surface?”

“What has been eating away at you in silence?”

“What do you really want out of life?”

Whatever is on your heart, we tend to with care.

LauriceIt’s more than just talking.

In our sessions, we’ll embark on a holistic journey, drawing on powerful therapeutic approaches that help you explore various aspects of your inner self, understand and connect to your emotions, reprocess trauma, tap into the wisdom of your body, and treat yourself with compassion.

These methods create a personalized roadmap for self-discovery, healing, and building a stronger connection to your authentic self. Sometimes, surprising connections will be made along the way, leading to new insights and ah-ha moments.

We’ll explore what’s getting in the way of you living your best life and devise a plan to clear the path.

Therapy is something you look forward to!

Here, you can laugh, cry, joke, celebrate victories, and maybe even share therapy memes.

Remember the last time you made yourself do that workout you did NOT want to do? When you begrudgingly threw on your workout clothes and dragged your ass out the door??

Remember how it felt when you were done? You felt f*cking unstoppable… like you were on top of the world! You felt clearer, more confident… more empowered.

Therapy can feel like that. It can be daunting to begin, and it’s hard work, but it’s SO worth it!

Let’s get started!

Reach out through the contact form for your free consultation.

About Me

AdminMy journey into the realm of therapy…

It was born from a profound personal experience. In my mid-twenties, a sudden and traumatic loss shattered my world, leaving me feeling raw and utterly exposed.

I was a bartender and retired dancer at the time, inching toward a degree at the University of Washington without a clear sense of my future.

Amidst the chaos, I found comfort in therapy, embarking on a journey to process my grief, confusion, and everything in between.

Even when it was the last thing I wanted to do, I showed up week after week. Gradually, I noticed that things started to shift, which left me fascinated by the magic of this profound, mysterious process (shout out to my amazing therapist!).

Now, it is my mission…

… to accompany others on their journey toward self-discovery, empowerment, and resilience.

Inspired by the transformative impact of my experience in therapy, I’ve found my purpose in helping others understand themselves on a profound level… and empowering them to break free from the cycles that keep them from achieving the life they want and deserve.

It took longer than expected to find a path that felt authentically me, but the experiences and lessons I learned along the way deeply inform the work I do now with clients.

I named my practice “Dig Deep Therapy” for a reason…

Having worked in the service industry for years, I’m no stranger to small talk. While this is a skill I learned to master, I always craved conversations with more depth and wondered what people’s internal world really looked like.

To me, “digging deep” means getting real.

It means exploring beneath the surface to uncover the roots of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

It’s about delving into the layers of your experiences, understanding yourself on a profound level, and working together to unearth the strength and resilience within you.

My cultural background deeply informs my approach to therapy.

As a bi-racial, second-generation Filipino American, I understand firsthand the complexities and nuances of navigating multiple identities.

I’ve witnessed the struggle of putting on a brave face while wrestling with internal turmoil. I know the weight of unresolved trauma and unspoken generational burdens.

And NOW I know we don’t have to carry that weight forever.

Some of my credentials…

I got my bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Washington and my master’s in counseling psychology from Bastyr University (Kenmore, Washington).

I’ve completed EMDR training from the Trauma Specialists Training Institute and received my certification for Usui Reiki Levels 1 and 2.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) in Washington State (License #MC61327070)

In my free time…

You might find me attempting to make Filipino family recipes, traveling near and far with my partner, or playing fetch with my oddly dog-like cat, Po’ boy (yes, like the sandwich).