I am a deep believer in the process of change. I have seen and experienced the fruit of the work of change and healing through therapy. I believe that through the power of new relational experiences, both with ourselves and with another, we get to change how we are in the world. In my work with clients, I use a blend of psychodynamic and neurologically-based techniques, looking at both early affective experiences as well as how your life looks and feels today. Together, we will focus on the health of your whole self.
My hunger to learn and know about change has brought me all over the world. I have had significant experiences in Asia, including teaching in Hong Kong, starting a humanitarian business in China, and working therapeutically with women in Beijing. I have risked and desired, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to sit with others as they traverse the terrain of their own story, from dreams and hope to pain, confusion and apathy.
I am a Master's level therapist and an LMHC (LH60574053) in the state of Washington. I graduated with my degree in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Previously, I graduated with honors from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN with degrees in Psychology and Business Marketing.
During my graduate training, I completed a year-long internship in feminist psychotherapy at Seattle Therapy Alliance. I have received post-graduate training and experience in eating disorders and body image issues. Additionally, I have explored how people change by working with both children and women in an international context and working with low-income populations in inner-city settings. I have worked in a hospital psychiatric setting, seeing patients who have a wide variety of mental health struggles, in higher levels of care for Eating Disorders, both with restriction and over-eating. I have spent time involved with educating other therapists in a graduate-level training program.
I am continually committed to my growth as a therapist and as a person, receiving regular, weekly supervision and participating in regular, weekly consultation groups. I have also been trained in CIMBS therapy (http://complexintegrationmbs.com), am a member of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, The Center for Object Relations and iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals).