I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and received my MS in Psychology from Western Washington University in 2000. I have training in the areas of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Existential-Phenomenological Therapy and Lifespan Integration Therapy. I maintain a clinical practice serving mostly young adults and adolescents. I have volunteered with Camp Willie and Our Treehouse, programs that support children and families who have experienced a death. I have worked in the mental health field for over fifteen years.
I enjoy the opportunity to assist young adults and adolescents who are needing treatment for:
- Depression/mood problems
- Anxiety and trauma
- Eating/body disturbances
- Self-harm and Suicidality
- Adjustment and interpersonal problems
- Young adult conflicts
- Coping with issues of terminal illness
- Grief and loss
- Anxiety, anger and depression
- Chronic medical illnesses (HIV/AIDS, cancer, and renal failure)
I like to work with clients from a strength-based perspective and believe that individuals have the knowledge and ability to help themselves with the collaboration and understanding of another individual. My intent is to provide a respectful and holistic relationship-based approach to therapy.
I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors with activities such as hiking, skiing, running, biking, backpacking and being out in the fresh air.