Educational Background and Degree:

  • Saint Martin’s University, 1991
  • Masters in Community and Individual Counseling

Approach to counseling:

My approach to counseling is varied but first and foremost includes a focus on the client’s strengths while establishing a sincere and healthy therapeutic collaboration. I believe in a holistic healing approach that respects all aspects of the person-physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

Qualifications and training(s):

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Anger management and domestic violence trained
  • Pet bereavement
  • Impact of Divorce on Children Instructor
  • Supervisory training

Are their areas of practice that you specialize in?

I have over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field that includes several years working with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. My experience includes providing individual, couples, and family counseling along with anger management counseling and therapeutic group facilitation. I also have provided classes on pet bereavement and stress management.

What specific populations do you work with?

I have a varied background in several different clinical settings to include primary and specialty medical care, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment that includes working with diverse cultural populations.  I mainly have worked with an adult population but also have experience working with adolescents.

Languages Spoken:

English