I set my sights on becoming a mental health therapist long ago and my passion for this work has never wavered. Outside of the office, you can find me spending time with loved ones, cuddling with my dog, attempting to cook, watching hockey, and enjoying long walks down the aisles of Homegoods, TJ Maxx, etc. As therapists, we are our own instruments and you cannot “pour from an empty cup” so I make self-care a priority and practice boundary-setting to ensure I can continue to do this work for years to come.
I feel strongly that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all practice and I am passionate about catering to your specific needs. I believe in creating a therapeutic space that is nothing but supportive of your growth and self-discovery.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate who practices from a strengths-based, person-centered framework. My experience has centered around treating trauma related to sexual assault and the cycles of abusive relationships, as well as helping clients get a healthy handle on their depression, anxiety, feelings of shame, life transitions, and working through communication difficulties. Outside of the office, I work for a community mental health agency in a school-based setting. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I have worked with individual clients, couples, families, and have experience facilitating support groups.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Washington State University in Pullman, WA, with a minor in Human Development and an emphasis in Sociology. I completed my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA).