I was born and raised here in Washington, when I am not in my office or in my garden, you'll find me camping or road tripping with my family. I am currently a licensed foster parent.
After getting my bachelor's degree in psychology from Central Washington University, I moved to California to attend John F Kennedy University. During my studies my focus was on mindfulness, expressive arts therapy and trans personal therapy. After graduating in 2011 I worked at counseling centers as well as spent three years in high schools in San Jose, CA working with teens with various issues.
After spending 8 years in the San Francisco bay area I missed the trees and the people and returned home.
-Acceptance Commitment Therapy
-Lifespan Integration (Level 2)
- Attachment Focused Certificate Program
You can expect unconditional positive regard. I understand and appreciate what trust and courage it takes to create growth and change within yourself and I respect my clients for that courage. I am patient with those processes that seems to take a long time, maybe your friends are tired of hearing you complain about a certain subject, it will be fresh for my ears. You are the expert in your experience. I will use my education and experience to invite you to deepen your understanding about your past, your future and your present self.
based upon availability and limited openings, low fee counseling is available through Open Path https://openpathcollective.org/ contact me for details and availability for income based sliding scale.
Stress and anxiety amongst teens is common when looking forward to a life that there is pressure to map out. Sometimes the anxiety or stress can come from family conflict or an event from the past. No matter the cause, stress and anxiety is treatable with counselling.
Feeling stuck? Are you needing to rehash something that you just can't seem to get past? I will listen in non-judgemental way while you continue to process events of your past, difficult relationships and patterns in your life. I will accept you where you are while encouraging positive and healthy changes and self image.
Parenting an adopted child can come with burn out. It can be difficult to find support from a therapist who understands the struggle. Whether you are a foster parent or adopted, if you are in need of a listening ear of someone who understands I may be a good fit for you.
$125 per 50 minute hour.
Sliding scale fees are available depending on income and availability.
I accept credit cards, check or cash.
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I do not currently accept insurance.