Education I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree titled “Mindfulness and the Mind; Studies in Buddhist and Western Psychology” from Fairhaven College at Western Washington University. I participate in ongoing training many times throughout the year on topics that are of interest to me and that will help me help you.
Experience I began working with people at the Antioch Community Clinic while attending school there. I then completed an internship at a non-profit community mental health clinic where I was working with people experiencing persistent mental illness. I loved it there and was fortunate to work there for five years before focusing solely on my private therapy practice. I have been in private practice since 2012.
I have experience working with the following: Anxiety Self Image/Self Esteem Stress Management Mood Instability Attachment/Relationship Issues Depression Identity Behavior Problems Healing Internalized Oppression Chronic Pain
Supporting Diversity and Combating Oppression I welcome people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as people who identify as LGBTQ or have varied gender expressions. I have extensive experience working with people from marginalized groups regarding internalized messages from society and the impact of oppression and prejudice.
License & Professional Associations I am a member of the American Mental Health Counselor Association (AMHCA) and am currently licensed to practice in Washington State, license # LH60311601. I am also a member of Citizen Therapists for Democracy, an association that aims to resist anti-democratic ideologies and practices among other things. More information can be found here.