A Little About Me
I am an east coast native and a military veteran. When the U.S. Navy stationed me in WA, I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. So much so I decided to stay and continue to call it home twelve years later. I deeply value relationships and connection. Making memories with my family, friends, and others whose paths have crossed mine is priceless to me. Since I was a child, I have had a heart for helping others which has matured into a passion to live a life of service to my community.
In my free time you can find me obsessing over all things hedgehog related. I have two prickly hedgehog companions, Coconut and Papaya, that are very special to me. You can also find me in my Kraken jersey watching hockey with my partner, wishing I was a better ice skater so I could be a goalie. I am an avid skater OFF of the ice. There are few things that bring me more joy than listening to music and feeling the breeze brush across my face while rolling on my quad roller skates. My friends can always count on me to host a board game or puzzle night with a great snack selection. When time and resources permit, I also love to travel and experience new people and places.
I received my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in 2018, and my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University in 2015. I have experience providing individual, couple, and family therapy in community mental health settings, private practice, facilitating therapeutic groups, providing residential and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment, and in home services for families engaged in the child welfare system. I am internationally certified in three levels (Standard, Pathways, and Teen) of the evidence based Positive Parenting Program (Triple). I am a fellow for American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Minority Fellowship Program –Youth (MFP-Y) which provided intensive training and mentorship to specialize as a provider for trauma impacted, marginalized, and resource limited communities.