I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and have provided counseling and human services for over 20 years in the Seattle area.
My therapeutic approach is suited to the individual and family and includes evidence-based treatment such as play therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I focus on the unique strengths, perspectives, goals, and cultures of my clients. I believe that you are the expert on your life and I work collaboratively to measure progress and offer insight along the way. My style is warmly direct, playful, and accepting.
I have counseled diverse youth, adults, and families in educational, medical, and community mental health settings, such as Central Youth and Family Services, Children's Hospital, Youth Eastside Services, Cancer Lifeline, The Gathering Place, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/SCCA. I am a member of both the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work and the Association for Play Therapy.
Master of Library and Information Sciences, University of Washington, 2008
Master of Social Work, University of Washington, 2000
B.S. Social History, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (#LW00007955)
Child Mental Health Specialist, Washington State
Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist, Washington State
Approved Supervisor, Washington State
Play and Expressive Therapy
Cancer and Chronic Illness
Cross-cultural Health and Mental Health
Grief and Loss