I am an international award winning mental health counselor, a mother, and the proud wife of a 20-year police sergeant. Being part of the blue family, I have an inside understanding of and respect for the unique culture, and I appreciate how hard it can be for first responders to trust and open up to others. Asking for help takes courage: first responders deserve a counselor who honors that truth.
I earned my Master of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University. I am a licensed mental health counselor (LH60432644) in Washington State. I'm also a Child Mental Health Specialist. I've spent thousands of hours serving both adult and child clients. I also serve as an Approved Supervisor, meaning I oversee 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. I've completed extensive education and training working with people struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. I place a high priority on earning the trust of people who are suspicious of counselors, and have a hard time opening up.