I am an international award winning mental health provider, a mother, and the proud wife of a 20-year police veteran. Being part of the blue family, I have an inside understanding and respect for what it is to be a first responder family, and I appreciate how hard it can be for first responders to trust and open up to others. When you work with me, not only will you meet with a skilled mental health provider, but you'll work with someone who personally 'gets it.'
I earned my Master of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University. I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington and a licensed professional counselor in Texas. I've spent thousands of hours serving both adult and child clients. Since 2015, I've also overseen the clinical work of Master’s and Ph.D.-level interns and other clinicians.
I am an expert in treating post-traumatic stress (PTSD), and fostering resilience and mental wellness. I've spent the past decade+ serving clients working to overcome a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical, sexual, and workplace violence and trauma. I've completed extensive education and training working with people struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. I am many first responders' first therapist, which I consider a sincere honor. I place a high priority on earning the trust of people who may be suspicious of counselors, or have a hard time opening up.
American Psychological Association
APA Division 18: Psychologists in Public Service
APA Division 19: Society for Military Psychology
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation