I earned my B.A. from Willamette University in 2005, majoring in Psychology. Other interests in my undergraduate career were Music, Literature, Art and Religious Studies. In 2009 I earned my M.A. in Existential-Phenomenological Therapeutic Psychology from Seattle University. In 2016 I completed a Post-Master's Certificate in Expressive Art Therapy from San Diego University for Integrative Studies. In 2019 I earned a MA in Depth Psychology with a specialization in Somatic Studies, and currently perusing a PhD. in the specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute. (Estimated completion date 2021)
I currently hold a Licensed Mental Health Counselor credential in the state of Washington (LH60520804). I have been a trained SoulCollage® facilitator since 2011
Therapy is a process of growth, healing and transformation. I view counseling as an empowering process that can help you gain confidence, self-esteem, self-awareness and understanding.
Therapy can also help you work through problems with important people in your life, help heal traumas and the troubling, painful experiences that come with grief and loss. Counseling helps us experience ourselves in new, different ways and can help us become aware of the subtle patterns in our lives.
Even if you haven't picked up a paint brush since childhood, you can benefit from this style of therapy. Creativity is a key part of human life that can often get lost in the shuffle of day-to-day living. The emphasis of creating in a therapeutic context is on the the process and giving shape, form, color and voice to feelings, thoughts, emotions and experiences that are vague or difficult to speak to.
As your therapist I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate space for you to explore and heal. I hold a vision that you are a unique and creative person capable of healing, growing, maintaining well-being and expressing yourself in an authentic and genuine way.
If you are ready to start your journey or have questions, please call or email me today. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation.
Perhaps you are experiencing troubling feelings, emotions or situations that you are having difficulty putting into words.
Maybe you have some recent or past experiences that you are having difficulty "dealing" with. Maybe you are feeling stuck in some way, feeling like you've lost that spark of vitality or ring of authenticity. Perhaps you feel that you don't have someone to confide in or a trusted other in which you can discuss sensitive issues.
Below are some common problems I can help you work through. I work with Adults and Teens (13+).
*Anxiety & Depression
*Healing from Trauma (PTSD)
*Personal Growth and Transformation