I have a Master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University. My degree program had a strong multicultural emphasis and focused on mental health counseling and psychotherapy for individual adults. I opened my private practice in 2003 and have experience working with people facing a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life changes, trauma, and chemical dependency.
My post-graduate training includes seminars and classes on a variety of topics, including trauma, clinical applications of mindfulness, attachment theory, and clinical supervision. In 2014, I completed the two-year psychodynamic psychotherapy program at the Alliance Community Psychotherapy Clinic. In 2013, I completed a two-year training program in Somatic Transformation, which is an approach to working with trauma that integrates neurobiology, attachment theory, and psychodynamic approaches to therapy.
I am a licensed mental health counselor with the State of Washington (#LH00010936), as well as a National Certified Counselor (#227880). I'm a member of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study.
My additional experience includes seven years as a facilitator of a support group for adult children of people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and two years as an adjunct faculty member at Antioch University.
I practice vipassana meditation and have a special interest in integrating mindfulness practices and psychotherapy. I am also the co-author (with Carolyn Flynn) of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Mindfulness.