I was born and raised in the Northwest and received my masters of arts in psychology from Seattle University. S.U.’s existential-phenomenology program paces equal emphasis on the fields of philosophy and psychology with a priority placed on ethics and social justice. The program balances academic rigor with practical experience.
I completed my undergraduate work (B.A.) at Washington State University where I majored in communications with an emphasis in journalism. Art history is another of my interests and I’ve completed considerable course work in that field as well.
I believe the best therapists are well-rounded and possess a variety of personal and work experience outside the field of psychotherapy.
My recent work history includes a number of years in marketing, sales and business operations, mostly in the field of fine dining. I also spent several years working in the social service sector here in Seattle. In addition to private practice, I worked for a year with the adult population at Sound Mental Health, one of the state’s largest community mental health organizations.
Over the years I have engaged in my own personal therapy for a variety of issues and have experienced an array of therapeutic styles. As a result, I have an understanding of how it feels to be on the other side of the “couch,” so to speak.
I currently serve as board vice president for Foster Kinship, a non-profit serving families fostering the children of relatives.
“What has been wounded in a relationship must, after all, be healed in a relationship.”– Annie Rogers
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