Olympia has been home for most of my life. I came to this profession by way of my own life struggles and path toward growth and wholeness. I enjoy working with others on living a more authentic and connected life. Areas of speciality include trauma/PTSD, sexuality and gender identity, body image / eating disorders, social justice issues, infertility, pregnancy loss, and adoption. I also work with couples on increasing intimacy, and building communication and conflict management skills. My clinical experience has included working with a diverse adult population in a community mental health setting, and supporting street dependent and LGBTQ+ youth. When not in the office, I enjoy being outside, and spending time with my partner and two children.
I earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the Evergreen State College where I focused on multicultural counseling, social justice work, and community psychology. Following that, I entered the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Antioch University Seattle and was awarded a Masters Degree in March 2016.
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University Seattle, 03/2016
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Art, The Evergreen State College, 12/2012
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Basic Training Part I and II, 03/2016
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training 03/2017
I believe in your inherent worth and your innate ability to move toward health and wholeness. I see my role as a partner in uncovering and uprooting the barriers to that growth. My therapeutic approach is holistic and relationship-oriented. I strive to provide an environment of openness, curiosity, and safety. My work is built on a foundation of multicultural counseling and attachment-informed Existential therapy. I also offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and use Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I provide counseling and psychotherapy for individual adults, and couples.
First appointment/intake, 50 minutes: $100
Individual therapy sessions, 50 minutes: $90
Couple sessions, 80 minutes: $130
Sliding scale options may be available.. Payment is due at the beginning of session unless otherwise arranged. I accept cash, check, credit card or HSA cards. Also a provider for the Crime Victims Compensation Program.
Currently insurance billing is not available. However, some insurance companies will accept “out of network” billing. If you choose to pursue this, I am able to provide a receipt of services for you to submit. Please check with your insurance company for policies and procedures.