I am licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Therapist (#LH60174985,) with specific training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). In addition to being a practicing psychotherapist, I am a registered yoga teacher with training in Integrated Movement Therapy for adults and teens.
I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals in the field of mental health. Prior to owning my private practice, my professional career has included working in hospitals from the emergency room to mental health, critical care and maternity. I have spent 3 years working overseas in developing countries working on the issue of sex trafficking and abuse by assisting in the development of a therapeutic program for abuse survivors and service providers. I am on the board for First Aid Arts, a program offering services to victims of abuse and trafficking. I have traveled nationally and internationally speaking on the issue of sex trafficking, trauma, abuse and the healing of the brain/body through a holistic, neuro-scientific approach. I have both written and been published on the issue of sexual trauma, trafficking and abuse. Additionally, as a member of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study (NWAPS), I am dedicated to continual learning and growth and regularly engage in experiences to learn within my community,
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, my heart is here, in this work with you. It is my greatest calling in life to offer myself as a therapist. I cannot imagine doing anything other than this. The years I have spent being a client of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis have profoundly impacted and changed who I am. I am truly honored that I may join you in your own process of change and discovery.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
- Rainer Maria Rilke