- MA, Counseling Psychology, Emphasis in Depth Psychology, 2006, Pacifica Graduate Institute
- BA, Western Washington University, 1997
- LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor
I received my Bachelors from Fairhaven College
where I studied with Dana
Jack, an international author specializing
in the psychology of women. I also studied Environmental Science and Creative Writing. I have my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica
Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. I have studied psychoanalytic theory, a type of therapy which helps make sense of how the past can unconsciously influence our current lives. I have completed Level Two in the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), a training program developed by Stan Tatkin.
I participate in consultation/supervision with other mental health professionals to ensure the quality of my work. I also participate in my own personal therapy on an ongoing basis.
I began my clinical training in 2002 as an intern for Catholic Community Services in Bellingham, Washington. I worked with inpatient and outpatient children, adolescents, and their families. From 2004-2007 I worked for Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic, initially as part of a grant for working with individuals suffering from trauma disorders. I started my private practice in 2007, and in 2008 worked for Catholic Community Service's Children's Hospitalization Alternative Program. My private psychotherapy practice is now in Seattle, Washington where I treat individuals and couples suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares, trauma, grief and loss, post divorce issues, insomnia, and other life transitions.
I currently volunteer for the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. In the past I have volunteered with Whatcom Hospice, Sound Experience, and HOWL (a wildlife rehabilitation program in Lynnwood, WA) as well as other organizations.