I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington.
( #: LH00006691)
I completed my Master’s degree in Psychology from Seattle University in 1990 and received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1983.
Over the past 20 plus years, I have completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate training in therapy techniques, theory, and ethics. I have thousands of hours of professional experience working with a wide range of client issues from chronic mental illness to mild depression and anxiety as a therapist and a clinical supervisor.
I have come to understand empathy and the desire to listen deeply to others as a gift, a vocation, and a privilege.
Most importantly, I have learned a great deal about what truly helps people from many wise and courageous clients who have allowed me to provide guidance and support on their personal healing journey.
I am an enthusiastic supporter of new parents during their transition to parenthood. I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and I am a Certified Gottman Educator for the Bringing Baby Home Workshop for couples. And I provide seasoned parenting consultations and I am a Reflective Parenting ™ facilitator.
Most recently, I achieved certification as a Daring Way facilitator through the Brene Brown Educations and Research Group.
I have a child specialist designation from the State of Washington.
In addition to my paid work as a therapist. I am qualified as a Clinical supervisor for LMHC's attaining licensure in Washington State.