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