I have over 25 years working in the field of education, social services and mental health. I have a Master’s in Teaching from Seattle University and a Master’s in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology: Prevention and Treatment from the University of Washington. 

Scope of practice:
*Individuals: Preteen/Tweens (11-13);  Adolescents/Teenagers (14-19);  and Adults
*Parent Coaching
*Relationship Work

Areas of specialty include:
*Anxiety– Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Panic, Perfectionism
*Depression– Situational and chronic depression
*School related concerns– Learning Difficulties, Behavioral concerns, Social concerns, and Stress Management
*Relationship issues – Family relationships, Peers, Parent-Child, Partner, Blended Families
*Life transition-College Life, Independent Living, Marriage, Parenthood, Separation, Divorce, Relocation, Changes in Employment,  Empty Nest, Retirement
*Grief and loss– Chronic illness, Complicated Grief, including Intergenerational Trauma
*Women and Gender issues– Self Esteem, Sexism, Postpartum Depression, Abuse/Intimate Partner Violence
*Trauma and PTSD– Recent trauma or Childhood Trauma

Trainings:
*Mindful Self Compassion(MSC)
*Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
*Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
*Complicated Grief Therapy Principles & Procedures
*Threat, Trauma & Secure Functioning in Romantic Relationships with Stan Tatkin
*Forbidden Conversations: Sex, Death & Money with Esther Perel
*Foundations of British Object Relations course

Previous work:
Children’s Advocate, Seattle Public School’s Teacher, Tutor, Preschool Teacher, Preschool Administrator, Parent Educator, Parent Coach and Educational Consultant and Trainer.