I earned my a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Seattle University in 2003 with a focus on Existential Phenomenological therapy. I offer a client-centered and strengths-based approach to working with adults and adolescents. I am trained in several modalities including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for adults with PTSD.
I am drawn to recent developments in attachment theory, neuroscience, and using mindfulness as a way to foster emotional self-regulation and provide a greater sense of well being. I have presented as a community educator on the topics of intimate partner abuse and trauma; I also provide clinical evaluations for clients seeking asylum and immigration relief related to human right’s abuse.
Outside of work, I spend time with my family, explore nature trails, and connect to my playful side through singing and cirque arts.