I believe that an important part in this process is to share with you my journey as a person and a therapist. I have been working with individuals, couples, children, and families for over 10 years. Beginning as an advocate working with the YWCA Pathways program in Missoula, Montana, I supported and educated youth and families along their paths to healing from domestic violence and sexual assault.
I have also worked in many different avenues of social services: legal, medical, and educational. I completed my coursework and clinical experience at Seattle University.
After graduation, I packed up and headed back to Montana to be the lead clinician for the Intensive Special Learning Program’s classroom within the Missoula County School District, serving students grades 4-8 a classroom specifically designed for children with intensive behavioral and emotional issues that impacted their ability to learn. Missing the Seattle weather (no really, we actually missed it), my family and I chose to move back to Seattle to settle in for good.
In my spare time, my family and I enjoy gaming (console, computer, and table-top), related geek/gamer conventions, hiking, painting and other miscellaneous art projects, cooking, yoga, and meditation.
Therapy is a very personal endeavor. In sitting with you, I am committed to engaging openly and honestly–quirks and all. I invite you to do the same!
Community is a cornerstone in my life, and I am an active member of many professional and community groups.