Experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington and a State Approved Supervisor.  I received my MA in Counseling Psychology at the The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology (previously Mars Hill Graduate School) in 2009 and my BA in Health Promotion and the Psychology of Behavior Change in 2006 from the University of Iowa.

I have over 15 years of experience working with: individuals, families and couples.  I work with children (ages 4 and up), teenagers, and adults all from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

As a part of my graduate training, I began working at a Christian group private practice. I have worked at a psychiatric inpatient hospital with patients in crisis, at two outpatient clinics in the Seattle area with clients in the areas of sexual abuse, self-esteem, emotional abuse, spiritual direction, eating disorders, and chemical dependency and for the crisis line in Snohomish county following graduate school. I recently have been an associate faculty member at Everett Community College in their Psychology Department.

I am an active member of IAEDP; The International Association of Eating Disorders, The NW Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study and COR; the Center for Object Relations. Regular consultation with other therapists as well as ongoing continuing education is important to me as a professional therapist.

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And a little about me:

I grew up in a small town in Southeastern Iowa and currently live in Snohomish county with my husband.  When I have a free weekend, I love getting outside with my husband, daughter and our chocolate lab whether it is for a run, hike, or snowshoe in the mountains; I also love to ride my bike long distances and swim.  I enjoy connecting with friends on walks and in coffee shops and love curling up on the sofa with a good book.

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The journey through our own stories of pain and abuse is complicated and difficult to navigate alone. I believe that on the other end of the journey through these stories, for those who have the courage to travel, is the immense joy, fullness of life, and strength which we were each meant to experience in our lifetimes. The journey is worth it; you are worth it.,

To do for yourself the best that you have it in you to do–to grit your t,eeth and clench your fists in order to survive the world at its harshest and worst–is, by that very act, to be unable to let something be done for you and in you that is more wonderful still.  The trouble with steeling yourself against the harshness of reality is that the same steel that secures your life against being destroyed secures your life also against being opened up and transformed. (The Sacred Journey, John Eldridge).