About Me

I have provided counseling services in Washington State since 2011. I dedicated that time to working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault survivors, those who are homeless, people struggling with anxiety and depression, people from the LGBTQ community, individuals wanting to improve relationships with peers, spouses, friends, and coworkers; and volunteered with refugees as an ESL tutor. I have acquired thousands of hours of direct experience and training working with traumatized survivors. In 2017 I moved my practice from Spokane Valley Washington to Vancouver Washington.

I began my grad school practicum at the Transitional Living Center in Spokane Washington working with women and children who were homeless. I completed my internship at The Salvation Army in Spokane where I worked with people staying in shelter or transitional living who were experiencing problems with relationships, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Following grad school I worked part-time as a Therapist for Pend Oreille Family Crisis Network (formerly Pend Oreille Crime Victims Services) in Newport, Washington for 4 years with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and crime victimization. I pursued my private practice full time in May of 2016.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: to create a safe environment that supports exploration, collaboration, and connection; provide compassionate counseling, emphasize strengths, and encourage positive change.

Vision: I envision communities where personal change leads to societal transformation.

Values: mutual learning through the therapeutic relationship, ethical and professional conduct, culturally competent care, and trauma-focused counseling.

Education

M.A.-Community Counseling, Gonzaga University, Spokane WA 2008-2011

B.A.-Psychology, Gonzaga University, Spokane WA 2004-2006

A.A.- Psychology, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene ID 2001-2004

Licensure & Certification

Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) #LH60463513 since 2014

Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist (CTTS) #0316-9206 since 2016

Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #C4371 since 2016

Professional Affiliations

American Counseling Association (ACA) since 2009.

Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists since 2015.

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective a non-profit organization providing affordable counseling. This is a helpful option if you don’t have insurance or if you have income limitations that prevent you from paying the full fee. You pay a one time $49 lifetime membership fee to Open Path that allows you to receive therapy at a reduced rate.

Personal Interests

In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, kayaking, running, zip-lining, watching movies, and birding.

Call today for a free phone consultation: (360) 608-4218.

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