Each of us has a narrative, a unique story, that is our alone. Our stories are defined by our experiences and our innate world that continues to be shaped as we grow from pre-infancy into adulthood. I believe that throughout our lives all of us encounter times of hardship and pain, and seasons of uncertainty. As a therapist, it is my desire to help facilitate restoration and balance with my patients, creating new spaces for peace and health in their minds and bodies.
We will explore what your needs are by understanding your experience in the ‘here and now’, as well as how your past may inform your current life. It is normal in the human experience to become overwhelmed with cycles and patterns that may not be helpful. Therapy can offer a way to see these patterns and cycles from a different perspective, allowing change that creates hope.
I have a broad range of training in various modalities that inform the way in which I help my patients. My experience includes working with interpersonal communications and relational issues, dual diagnosis, mental illness, domestic violence, drug addiction, trauma, depression and anxiety. I have worked with all types of trauma and abuse including sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, PTSD, and violent crimes. I am also trained in Lifespan Integration.
In my private practice in Edmonds, I work with children, teens, adults, couples, families and foster and adopted children and families. I also welcome people from all walks of life including the LGBTQIA community.
In addition to my therapy practice, I am a certified King County CASA and work in the court system as a Parenting Evaluator for custody disputes, parenting plans and modifications.
A Washington native, I have lived in the area for most of my life. I grew up in Edmonds and currently reside in Bothell with my family. I attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where I studied fine art and design. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, and I hold a Masters of Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) in the State of Washington. I also hold certificates in Domestic Violence and Self Advocacy Training.
For fun I draw, paint, and hand build with clay. I love to be on the water and to go places with my husband and children. My desire to learn keeps me connected to colleagues and continued education opportunities.