Educational Background and Degree:

  • Pacific Lutheran University-BA in Psychology 1991
  • University of Washington-Certificate-The Long Term Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders- 1993
  • Saint Martin University-MA in Counseling Psychology-1996

Tell us a little bit about your approach to counseling:

I feel very honored to be a part of my clients’ journeys to emotional well being and try to convey that in our first meeting.  I strive to establish trust and a sense of safety with all of my clients; enabling us to develop a treatment plan of attainable goals through respectful collaboration using evidenced based approaches.

What qualifications and trainings do you have?

  • Mental Health Professional
  • Children’s Mental Health Specialist
  • Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • CORE Therapist Training for treating Sexual Abuse issues
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Family Based Therapy (FBT)
  • Emotional Brain Training (EBT)

Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?

I specialize in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, body image issues, and disordered eating. I also specialize in working with victims of trauma and abuse.

What specific populations do you work with?

I work with people of all ages (children, adolescents, adults).

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