About Me


I am honored to be working as a marriage and family therapist...

I am so grateful to have found a profession that allows me to sit with people from all walks of life and be curious about how life unfolds and challenges each of us.  

I am trained as a family systems therapist which means that I take into account the interactions between family members and significant others to find solutions to distressing issues. Also, I am curious about how societal expectations impact individuals, couples and families. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor with you being the expert in your life leaving me to guide thoughtful and curious conversation. I see problems as existing outside of ourselves impacting our lives in different ways.

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I am a Certified Integrated Intimacy Professional, a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

I attended Seattle Pacific University to receive my Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy.  I have further training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Adlerian Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Prepare-Enrich Facilitation, Motivational Interviewing and Tantric practices.

I love laughter...

For me, laughter is truly therapeutic.  Whether I am laughing at my own expense or with others, I always seem to feel a bit lighter and brighter after a giggle.  Heck, I  consider a hearty laughing fit my exercise for the day!  Experts agree that laughter has many health benefits including improved circulation, reduced anxiety and a stronger immune system.  

The great outdoors calls my name...

Give me a pair of hiking boots, a trail buddy and the promise of an adventure and I'm there!  I feel so fortunate to live in the lush northwest where we don't have to travel far to enjoy nature.  In addition to hiking, I love camping, kayaking and, at the moment, I am investigating rock climbing.

I am 1/3 Washintonian, 1/3 Texan and 1/3 New Yorker...

Having lived and worked in these three distinct regions, I couldn't help but adopt some of their customs, beliefs and quirks.  I am proud to be eco-responsible, a lover of two-steppin' and a very brisk walker.  I also think that living in such diverse areas of the country has provided me with a heightened sensitivity to cultural issues and gender considerations.

On my bucket list...

Among a few thousand other things, I would love to go swimming in Lake Retba, Senegal.  It's waters are pink and have a high salt content allowing you to feel as if you are floating in a giant strawberry milkshake...check it out!