My love for psychology and behavior began early in my college career. My own upbringing and studies abroad have fostered an everlasting interest in working with children, families, and teens.
I developed a growing interest in working with trauma survivors and the relational issues inherent in overcoming these obstacles. I make it a priority to be authentic in every session, bringing my own brand of humor and wit to each session.
If you have found yourself searching for a therapist, then you have past the first hurdle. I meet individuals where they are in their journey and work collaboratively with clients to reach their goals. I believe it is my role to support clients in discovering their true and authentic selves, in a culturally sensitive, safe, and caring environment.
My background is in Family Systems Theory and I use evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) within a client-centered approach. I have worked in community mental health, non-profit organizations, and in childcare. I have extensive experience working with child sexual abuse and trauma, autism, parent management training, and LGBTQ teens and children.
I provide short- and long-term therapy. My practice is LGBTQI friendly, poly-friendly, kink-friendly, and accepting of all faiths and spiritual orientations.
I have an extensive background working with children and families who are undergoing behavioral challenges. I worked for three years as an ABA therapist, connecting with children on the autism spectrum. I have served as a child and family therapist since 2016, working with children, teens, and families.
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Washington in 2012, with a focus in child development and personality. I later decided to pursue my dream of working in the mental health field, obtaining my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University in 2016.