Sunrise Couples Therapy

(253) 777-9782

3911 9th St SW Ste A211 Puyallup, Washington 98373 

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Sunrise Couples Therapy




Dear Sunrise Therapy Clients,


In light of the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19, we would like to ensure you that our team here at Sunrise Therapy Clinic is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for both clients and employees. We are closely monitoring the ongoing outbreak, and we are taking steps to ensure that our office follows the guidelines and recommendations of the Center For Disease Control and World Health Organization.


Our office staff have been diligent in sanitizing our office space daily as well as the waiting area. We’re exercising exceptional hand washing followed by hand sanitizer. We have placed had sanitizer in our office space for employees and clients.


If you are experiencing any cold, cough or flu like symptoms, please use one of the three points of contact listed below to notify us prior to your appointment so we can accommodate you over a video session. Your session would take place on the same day and time that you were already scheduled. This will help eliminate the spread of germs and illnesses.


Our main priority is to ensure you are still able to receive our services and not lose momentum in the positive strides you have made in your relationship and or your mental health. If you prefer to stay in your home to exercise social distancing, we will complete your session via a video call or telephone call.


During this time, our 48 hour cancellation policy is still in effect. We have seen an increase in new clients recently who are utilizing the tele-health option from their home and we want to ensure we can support as many individuals and couples as possible during this stressful time.


Please reach out at anytime with any questions or concerns you might have.




The Sunrise Therapy Clinic Team

253-777-9782-phone   1-866-773-5133-text

"Medication treats symptoms.  Hypnotherapy treats causes." 

Release - Renew - Repair

"What defines us is how well we RISE after falling. I believe in change. I believe that human beings are capable of transformative growth, if they are willing to look at their lives and learn to live in its possibilities."



Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. Our work together is about breaking previous patterns and establishing a new paradigm for your life and relationships. I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to thrive!

"My head 's under water, But  I'm breathing fine."

-John Legend

About my Clinical Style(s)

Marriage & Family Therapy:

Experiential, Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused Brief, Relational & Systems theories all influence my clinical style. I utilize a mixture of traditional talk-therapy, assessment, intervention & client-informed feedback to customize services, in an effort to help you move past the obstacles in your life.

I will assist you in identifying your personal values, strengths, and abilities in support of your personal and professional goals.

Clinical Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy:


Heart-Centered Clinical Hypnotherapy is a much deeper process than regular hypnotherapy or talk therapy.  Heart-Centered is psychotherapy in a relaxed state of consciousness to get underneath self-sabotaging patterns of behavior and agreements made in childhood that are now tripping up the adult


Hypnotherapy is an alternative curative healing method that is used to create subconscious change in a client in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings.

Clinical hypnosis is an altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness that is used, by licensed and trained doctors or masters prepared individuals, for treating a psychological or physical problem.


Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention.  According to the American Psychological Association Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique in which clinicians work with individuals who have undergone a procedure designed to relax them and focus their minds.


It can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and mood disorders. Hypnosis can also help people change their habits, such as quitting smoking.

Culinary Art Therapy:


Culinary Art Therapy has its foundations in Expressive therapies which were founded by  humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers. According to his daughter Natalie, "the term expressive therapy or expressive art therapy generally includes art, dance and music therapies; as well as journal writing, poetry, imagery, meditation and improvisational drama. Using the expressive arts to foster emotional healing, resolve inner conflict and awaken individual creativity is a relatively new and expanding field."

Before becoming a Marriage and Family therapist I spend decades in the culinary industry. I have been preparing a table for individuals to come together for a long time, and I can really help you in addressing complex issues. My therapeutic philosophy recognizes the influence of circular causality on behavior & in maintaining negative patterns of interaction and communication.

I'm hoping to expand upon the foundation of work Carl Rogers inspired. His work explored other avenues to connection & authentic expression which invited individual mindfulness,  relational repair & restoration. We will do this work together through the use of food.

I understand the importance of having a safe restorative space to express, repair, and heal.

Home - Office - Travel

Therapy on your time; at your place or ours.


50 min individual followup session

Chat | Phone | Video Session

*online intake session $150

*Contact us to see how I can help you develop different perspectives and achieve the

outcomes you’re striving for.



Womens Health | Medical Treatment Review | Prescription Drug Review | Trainings and Resources

Our Areas of Clinical Practice

"Your best is yet to come."

Areas of Specialty

Adults | Couples | Families in Conflict | Parenting|Divorce Mediation|Sex & Intimacy| Aging/Transitions | Race/Identity | Blended Families | Trans-Racial Adoptions.

Areas of Specialized Interest, Research & Training(s)

Systems Theory | Media Psychology | Trauma-induced Intimacy & Addictive Behaviors | Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy | Divorce Mediation | Addictive Behaviors | Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence | Loss and Grief | Parenting | Relationship Difficulties | Self-Harm/Suicidal Thoughts | 

Sex Addiction | Sexual Abuse | Sexuality | Spirituality | Trauma Recovery | ADD/ADHD | 

Anger Management | Anxiety | Codependency | Coping Skills & Stress Management | Depression | Life Transition & Adjustment | Alternative Relations and Families

Seeking help, not judgement? I got you!

Discreet. Licensed. Professional services for EVERYONE in need & concerned about their personal privacy, authorizations, insurance company or employer disclosures. Do you need to unpack, feel better & do better, get unstuck and moving beyond your current circumstances? So many of our issues stem from unmet needs and unfinished business that can be addressed.


Contact me to see how I can help you develop different perspectives and achieve the

outcomes you are striving for.

Couples | Adults | Families

Counseling, Guidance & Support

We work with Adults, Couples in intimate relationships & Families in crisis to nurture change and enhance connection. My approach views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. My view emphasizes relationships as an important factor in psychological health. It is my belief that, regardless of the origin of the problem, and regardless of whether the clients consider it an “individual” or “family” issue, involving intimate partners in solutions is often beneficial.

Conflict Resolution | Communication Skills | Sexual Dysfunction | Infidelity & Trust | Financial Conflict | Domestic Abuse | Addictions | Parenting

Relationship or Family Crisis

Embrace Life’s Challenges Together

Everyone is welcome. All Faiths | All Lifestyles | All Families.

We all need support at some point.

Our therapeutic philosophies recognize the influence of circular causality on behavior and in maintaining negative patterns of interaction and communication. This is exemplified in how relationship pressures create stress which often lead to problems at home, school or at work. I can help the individual, couple or family navigate their path to more fulfilling relationships and a greater sense of self. Relationship Crisis (infidelity, secrets, divorce, death of child, bankruptcy, domestic violence)

Adult Children & Parents | Swinger |Fetish |Kink Lifestyle Friendly | Interracial | Multi-Cultural Relationships
| Blended Families & Custody Issues | All Faiths | Sexual Communication between partners | No Judgments

Registered Nurse Consultant Is On Duty


  • Comprehensive Quality of Care Inspections (Nursing homes, Hospitals, Rehabilitation centers, Assisted living, Clinics)

  • Individual or Family Medical Assessments

  • Transitional Care Assessments (Help after a hospital or rehab stay or surgery

  • Womens Health Issues (new moms; teens; grandmoms)

  • Sex-STI Prevention

  • Caregiver Teaching (Chronic Illness/Disease Self-management & Understanding)

  • Chronic Illness/Disease Self-management

  • CPR/First Aid BLS

  • Medical Equipment Education

  • CHF/COPD Monitoring

  • Diabetic Teaching

  • Understand your Medications

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