I bring a unique and varied background to the counseling practice, having a experience: coaching, teaching, mentoring, and counseling. I earned a doctorate in Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Western States and is a Licensed Mental Health Counseling Associate. I have worked with youth and adults in private practice, addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, guilt, attachment disorders and challenges with relationships. I have also been trained in working with couples, groups, and teams. My background has involved training both in working to address psychological needs and unhelpful coping strategies, as well as training in improving on one’s current strengths. To do this, I use a variety of psychological perspectives ranging from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Existential theory to address the needs of the client and situation. I also know that at the heart of good therapy is genuine connection, trust, and care between doctor and patient. I am fascinated by the different ways we can answer the question, “What does it mean to be human?” and have been influenced by psychologists, philosophers, and theologians in understanding this challenge. I grew up in the greater Seattle area, enjoy cooking, especially barbeque, being active outdoors, and I am constantly learning something new whether it is about psychology, philosophy, exercise science, history or random facts that may be helpful on Jeopardy.
My deep hope is to help you discover and become who you’ve been made to be.