Education Background and Degree:

  • Central Washington University, 1987
  • Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology

Tell us a little bit about your approach to counseling:

My approach varies depending on the needs of each client, couple, or family, but my primary goal is to listen closely to my clients and build a relationship based on openness and trust. I use established therapeutic approaches that best meet my client’s needs. These approaches may include evidenced-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but also may involve methods from family systems, attachment, and psychodynamic theories. I look for and build upon the strengths in my clients.

What qualifications and training do you have?

  • Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Child Mental Health Specialist
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for treating traumatized adults
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) for treating traumatized children
  • Integrated Couples Behavioral Therapy
  • CBT Plus (for treating anxiety, depression and behavior concerns in children) Parent-Child Interaction Training (PCIT). for improving the parent-child bond and reducing oppositional behavior in children.

Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?

I have experience helping adults and children struggling with the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues and ADHD. I very much enjoy helping couples resolve their conflicts and move towards a more affectionate, trusting relationship. Helping parents build a more nurturing and structured relationship with their children is also a specialty.

What specific populations do you work with?

I work with adults, children, adolescents, and couples. Christian Counseling is provided on request.

Languages spoken:

English