A Little About Me
I grew up here in Duvall, and am well acquainted with our small (yet growing!) town. I am deeply aware of the joys and hardships that come with living in a rural area, and believe it is such a gift to be able to support the community in which I was raised.
I spent my undergraduate studies in Boise, Idaho and upon completion decided that I missed the rain and wanted to move back to Washington. I landed in Bellingham, where I lived for five years before moving to Seattle for graduate school. I absolutely love the Pacific Northwest, and I can typically be found adventuring around with my border collie by my side.
In my free-time I enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, biking, skiing, surfing, paddle boarding, and running – though I can’t say the last one is as enjoyable yet. One of my favorite things about Washington is our proximity to the mountains, forest and sea. I am so grateful that I get to experience so much of the beauty nature has to offer right here in our backyard.
When I can’t be outside, I enjoy reading (although most of my reading material as of late has been textbooks, studies, and journal articles). When I do have time to read for pleasure, I like to read classic novels, cheesy romance books, and psychology genre’s about why we think and do what we do. While I am not the best cook, I am lucky that my boyfriend has an exceptional ability to make delicious food. We love connecting with family or friends over shared meals and card games.
I am working on my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University, with an anticipated graduation date of June 2024. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boise State University in 2016. In conjunction with interning at Larch Counseling, I work full-time at a foster care agency. I began working in Bellingham at Skookum Kids as a case manager in 2019, where I supported families who had been involved in the child-welfare system. I then transitioned to the same role in Seattle at Amara in January of 2022. I have always been passionate about advocating for and supporting families. While completing my undergraduate degree, I was a director for a student-run non-profit organization that supported children who were being treated at our local children’s hospital. I worked closely with both the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, and the children and families they cared for. Over the last ten years I have been inspired by these people’s stories, and it has been a major part of my decision to begin this therapeutic career. To learn more about what it means working with me as a clinical intern, click here.