A Little About Me
I have enjoyed living in various places around Washington State such as Kelso, Whidbey Island, Spokane, and Seattle. While I live for sunshine and beach days, I have so much appreciation for the beauty and calmness that accompanies the rain. My fiancé and I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with our orange cat, Cheeto – although we aren’t sure if the feeling is mutual. When I’m not home with them, I enjoy relaxing by water, coffee walks with friends, and searching Airbnb for weekend getaways. I have always been drawn to psychology and philosophy, and have been an observer and listener for as long as I can remember. I feel honored and genuinely grateful when others feel they can open up to me, and I value the experience of human to human connection more than anything.
I have recently rediscovered my love for hobbies and appreciation for that “flow” state – where time, stress, and obligations disappear. One of my favorite ways to achieve this lately has been indoor bouldering. Not being the biggest dare-devil, I have loved experiencing the adrenaline of rock climbing while knowing that there’s a giant mat beneath me. I also enjoy playing volleyball, tennis/pickleball, and skiing in the winter. My favorite part of any hobby is when a loved one can share the experience with me.
While I love being active, I have no issue using the fall and winter months as an opportunity to be lazy and spend more time indoors. I especially love turning on the fireplace and baking way too much banana bread, catching up on fall tv, and having wine/movie nights with friends.
I am currently working towards my MS in Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Gonzaga University in 2018. Before attending graduate school, I worked as a preschool teacher at Timberlake Christian Preschool in Redmond, WA from 2020-2022. From 2018-2020, I worked for Launch – a nonprofit organization in Seattle which provides childcare and community support to diverse populations. I also spent some time in 2016 at First Call For Help in Spokane, WA where I was trained in suicide and crisis intervention. To learn more about what it means working with me as a clinical intern, click here.