I'm a licensed Marriage Family Therapy Associate in the state of Washington. A graduate of Seattle Pacific University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program, I had a focus on Emotionally-Focused Therapy and attachment. During this time I worked with families and couples primarily, as well as foster and adopted children and children living with relatives. Prior to this, I was a soldier in the United States Army, working as a Mental Health Counselor. During my time in the U.S. and on two tours to Iraq, I worked with soldiers suffering from trauma, grief and loss, PTSD and much more.
Through life experience, my eight years in the Military, and my previous work as a Placement Specialist for a Child Foster Placement Agency, I am passionate about the need for human connection and it's fantastic power to heal. The key is creating healing experiences in therapy to repair the ability to love and trust.
On a personal note, I grew up in California, swam varsity in high school and college. I completed my undergrad at BIOLA University. My husband and I love spending time with family and friends and our little family currently consists of our two dogs!