Educational Background and Degree:

  • University of Washington
  • Masters in Social Work with concentration in mental health

Tell us a little bit about your approach to counseling:

I believe that gaining an understanding of how thoughts and feelings impact people’s lives is a catalyst for transformation. I think it is pivotal as a therapist to assist people in recognizing areas for growth and walking alongside them on their path to health and healing. I practice evidence based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and others based on appropriateness. It is important to me that people feel hope that their circumstances can improve, and that I teach them tools they can utilize to achieve their goals.

What qualifications and trainings do you have?

  • Mental Health Professional
  • Children’s Mental Health Specialist
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Behavior, Depression, Anxiety)
  • Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?

I work with most populations and with a variety of issues including: trauma for children and adults, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, self-harm, grief and loss and parenting challenges.

What specific populations do you work with?

I have worked in an inpatient hospital setting with both adults and adolescents experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues. I have also worked extensively with children in school systems.

Languages Spoken: English