Educational Background and Degree:
- Antioch University, MA in Couples and Family Therapy Candidate
- Pacific Lutheran University, BA in Psychology, Minors in Health Education and Religion, 2008
Tell us a little bit about your approach to counseling:
I believe counseling is about offering you space and tools to better understand yourself and the people you are in relationship with, including partners, children, parents, and friends. I do behavioral work as well as facilitate deeper exploration into your conscious and unconscious motivations and intentions. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relational conflict, sexual dissatisfaction, self-harm behavior, addiction, trauma, and dissociative behavior.
What qualifications and trainings do you have?
- Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) trained
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) trained
- Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)
- DIR/Floortime Model for Children trained
Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?
I specialize in working with kids on the autism spectrum. I have worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for seven years, and have spent the last two years as a BCaBA, where I design and supervise ABA programs for kids on the autism spectrum.
What specific populations do you work with?
I work with people of all ages (children, adolescents, and adults) and in all configurations, including as individuals, couples, and families.