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About Me

I completed my BA in Psychology at The College of William and Mary in 1998, my MA in Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2000, and a 9-month practicum at the IUP Counseling and Student Development Center in 2001. I have worked in a variety of fields including foster care, child abuse prevention, education, agriculture and the arts. Inspired to return to my true calling in 2017, I began working as a counselor in community mental health in 2018, and after 2+ years started my private practice.  I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington state (https://www.doh.wa.gov/), as well as an approved out-of-state telehealth provider for Florida (https://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/).

I work with individuals between 20 and 60 years old dealing with general and social anxiety, depression, adjusting to life changes, relationship issues, grief, stress management and ADHD. I also enjoy working with issues around creativity, self-expression, individuation, assertiveness, spirituality, and assisting young adults with navigating the choices and pressures of adulthoodMy own life journey has been filled with twists and turns, some of my choosing and some not. These experiences have deepened my respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of each person’s life path as well as the universality of the human condition.

I use a variety of techniques, drawing from relational, humanistic, mindfulness, cognitive and dialectical behavioral approaches. This means we may focus on some or all of the following: processing the past, increasing awareness in the present, exploring patterns of relating to Self and others, and working with your beliefs, choices, expectations and values to clarify where you want to be and how to get there. I am committed to understanding and focusing on what is most important to you with respect and compassion, and tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs. I look forward to collaborating with you on your journey of healing, growth and self-discovery.