Glad you're here.
Glad you're here.
Have you been getting stuck in your own head more and more these days? Do you ever feel like you're not enough? Or maybe too much? Are you feeling frustrated with things that feel out of your control, or with how long it is taking to heal from the past? I work with people to help them find the solutions and answers to the questions and concerns they bring to therapy. I am here to provide my expertise and presence as a guide to help you gain a deeper self-understanding, along with the confidence and tools to make the change you want to see in your life.
For businesses, non-profits, and healthcare staff, I offer engaging and interactive trainings on Vicarious Trauma that promote professional sustainability. I am deeply invested in equipping folks with the tools they need to build resilience and compassion satisfaction in the course of their work.
About Lexi (she/her)
I have skills working with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness meditation, and Internal Family Systems. While we can use any or all of these as needed, what I have found in my practice is that what is most effective to healing is the therapeutic relationship—that you feel comfortable opening up to me and learning about yourself with me. My aim is that we build trust, and I earn that trust through actively listening to you and learning to support your goals in your internal and external worlds. I do my best to educate myself on areas where I am ignorant or hold biases, so you aren’t in the position to have to educate me and so that I don’t replicate harm that so often happens outside of the therapy room. And at the end of the session, my hope is that while you might not feel better right away, you feel seen, supported, and a little closer to achieving the goals that brought you there in the first place.
I am a mixed-race queer woman and practice from Multicultural, Feminist, and affirming perspectives. Most of my experience so far has been working with individuals in Black, Indigenous, and communities of color, and/or with transgender and queer people with multiple intersecting identities. While doing deep work with these communities is where I have found so much satisfaction, I love to work with many different people and enjoy diversifying my clientele!
University of Washington, Masters in Social Work Program
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Social Services, Evergreen State College
I have over 10 years of experiences in mental health and social services.
I am an LSWAIC under the supervision of an approved supervisor, SC# SC60888246.
My name is Lexi. I wanted to be a therapist because I love hearing peoples’ stories. I love witnessing their “ah-ha” moments as they learn more about themselves and see that they have skills to heal. I want to be present to witness their pain, discomfort, and frustration, because these too are essential parts of stories. This all feels natural and fulfilling to me, and I am really lucky to enjoy what I do.
Telehealth/Online Therapy in Washington State
I offer online individual therapy to WA state residents
Here are some common client populations and/or concerns I work with:
LGBTQIA+ (affirming care, minority stress, relationship issues)
Transgender / Nonbinary (affirming care, transitioning, minority stress, relationship issues)
Black, Indigenous, and people of color (minority stress, identity exploration, effects of structural/environmental racism)
Disability and chronic Pain
Polyamory / Non-monogamy friendly and informed
College students, including first in family to go to college
Relationship issues / healthy communication skills
Is Telehealth Right For me?
Online therapy can be done remotely from anywhere in Washington State. You can avoid the commute and do therapy comfortably in your own chosen space.
Telehealth video sessions are available to Washington residents through my HIPAA compliant secure client portal.
You do not need to download any software or app to use my video platform. You can have sessions over computer, tablet, or phone.
Populations and/or concerns I do not work with at this time:
Individuals 17 years old and under
Individual therapy to people who are in the same relationship
Individuals for whom Eating Disorders are the primary concern of therapy
24/7 Crisis Response
Court Mandated Therapy
Consultations & Vicarious Trauma Trainings
for healthcare providers, educational settings, non-profits, and behavioral healthcare businesses
Discover how to recognize signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma
Gain and practice skills to manage and mitigate symptoms via guided activities
Promote professional sustainability in your workplace
Learn key steps workplaces can take to reduce the impacts of secondary trauma
Understand the roles trauma mastery, self-compassion, oppression, and post-traumatic growth play in developing vicarious trauma-informed practices
"Content was digestible and immediately applicable"
-Graduate Honor Student
"I appreciated how the presenter pointed out how vicarious trauma intersects with themes of systemic oppression"
"I have learned so much about this subject, but the way this was presented brought some new perspective"
-Homeless Shelter Staff
I have worked in community mental health and the social services in Olympia, WA for the past 10 years. My experience has ranged from crisis line operator, sexual assault advocate in non-profit and college settings, Mental Health Program Manager for a houseless services organization, support group facilitator, and homeless shelter staff. I’ve also served as a mental health therapist with a caseload of unhoused, no-income and/or otherwise marginalized survivors of violence.
Inspired by these experiences, I began researching scholarly work on Vicarious Trauma to help make sense of my own and my co-workers’ experiences. I also sought out consultation from licensed clinicians. This, combined with recording and organizing my own clinical observations, culminated into what is now a robust and customizable Vicarious Trauma Workshop that is useful for a wide variety of organizations and workplaces.
I offer experience, expertise, and feedback on delivering lower-barrier mental health services to low & no income populations, with a focus around accessibility for populations who are unhoused, queer, transgender, and/or Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
Consultation is appropriate for individual therapists looking to reach out and effectively serve a more diverse clientele.
Consultation is also appropriate for an organization looking to improve or create lower-barrier mental health programming geared towards serving its more marginalized and service-averse consumers.
Services are customizable and can include feedback or support in co-creating policies, procedures, and documents that effectively execute your practice or organization’s mission and goals.