About the Therapist

Growing up a queer, black/white biracial person in predominantly white Seattle, diversity has always been a dominant theme in my life. I've always been curious about people -- how they work and why. As an adult, that curiosity evolved into a passion for social justice and the desire to thoroughly explore my many intersecting identities.

I began my pursuit of a career where I could combine my interest in people with my passion for discovery, growth, and social justice. I earned a BA in psychology from Antioch University Seattle in 2014 and earned my MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2018. As of Spring 2018, I hold an Associate's license in mental health counseling (LMHCA).

 I bring an eclectic collection of therapeutic modalities ranging from the Depth tradition, which explores the contents of the client's unconscious, and skill-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, distress tolerance, present-centered awareness, self-regulation, and conflict resolution. 

As your therapist, I aspire to bear witness to your process of healing, to guide you with the skills I've acquired from my training as well as my life experience, and to help you heal, transform, and grow. I see our relationship as a partnership. I find it appropriate to model clear boundaries and honestly. With that, you will also need to commit to fulfilling your part of the agreement, including making your sessions, paying your fee, and choosing to invest in yourself. I look forward to working with you! 

When I'm out of the office, I enjoy playing music (droppin' sick beats, bass & piano), playing video games, creative writing, practicing kung fu, and hanging out with my cats, Spaceship and Vega.

4501 15th Ave S

Suite 102

Seattle, 98108

206.717.5535 

rian@intersectionaltherapies.com