I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) degree from Mars Hill Graduate School, now known as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, in 2011. Upon graduation, I joined The Seattle School as a Practicum Facilitator which is where I worked for two years. In my last year as a Practicum Facilitator, I joined The Allender Center for Trauma and Abuse as an Extern and, through a short journey, moved to Fellow, then member of Training Team. In this partnership, I worked with leaders from across the country who desired more training on how to engage those affected by abuse.
My goal as a therapist is to assist you in the reclamation of psychological and emotional healing and wholeness. I aspire to provide therapy that values and respects ethnic and cultural heritage, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, abilities, religion and spiritual belief differences. Collaboratively, we will determine treatment goals and a plan tailored to your needs. As joint partners in therapy, I will treat you with respect and acceptance. Because change is seldom easy, you may experience temporary disruption or confusion as you attempt to confront uncomfortable memories, thoughts, or behaviors. In addition to my expertise, your attitude toward change and commitment will determine the degree to which you experience healing.
Concurrent with my three years of professional counseling experience, I have six years of lay and academic group facilitation.