425-503-6918

About me

Accepting.    Flexible.    Positive.    Hopeful.    Inclusive.

As a therapist, I seek to understand you and your unique situation with a naturally accepting attitude. I strive to meet you where you are. Whether you are new to therapy or have done this before, I listen respectfully and non-judgmentally.

Though I have a lot of clinical experience, I am committed to seeing you and hearing your story from an open-minded perspective – allowing you to be the expert in your life and what you need. I can offer insights and skills from a variety of therapeutic approaches (including cognitive/behavioral, attachment-based, emotion-focused and mindfulness), but I ultimately strive to guide and support you in the direction you wish to take in life. I am also committed to taking your feedback about your experience in therapy, and whether you are finding the process helpful. I strive to be flexible in hearing you and honoring your experience and intuition as we work together collaboratively.

Though we will likely be talking about problems and struggles, I will also bring a positive and hopeful style. I am very interested in helping you identify what is sustaining and new in your life as you face challenges, what you can enjoy about the present moment, and what you look forward to in the future.

I enjoy working with individuals, youth and families from all walks of life and I welcome you to consider my practice even if you think we do not come from similar backgrounds, or if you think I do not have knowledge about a unique aspect of your life. I am an LGBTQA affirming therapist. I am open towards people’s similarities and differences, and strive to make my office a welcoming and inclusive place for people.

My experiences as a therapist have been rewarding and inspiring. I believe therapy can help you know yourself better, connect more authentically with others, and live life to the fullest. I enjoy finding out how individuals, families and couples approach life and its challenges. It is an honor to be a part of the journey.

“Be happy for this moment.  This moment is your life.”

-Omar Khayyam

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

M.S. Marriage & Family Therapy – Seattle Pacific University

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E)

Family Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders

Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

Dispute Resolution Center of King County – Advanced Mediation Practicum

Certificate Program in Telemental Health and Digital Ethics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Outpatient Behavioral Health and Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (2001-2008)

University of Washington, Hall Health Mental Health Clinic (2008-2011)

The Emily Program, Practicum Coordinator and Therapist (2011-2016)

Seattle Pacific University, Clinical Practicum Supervisor (2016-present)

Mediation Practitioner, Small Claims Court, Dispute Resolution Center of King County (Sept 2014-present) Current Volunteer

Private Practice, Bellevue (2016-present)

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Washington State Approved Supervisor

Certified Mediator, Washington Mediation Association

Child Mental Health Specialist, Washington state

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, member

Seattle Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy, member

PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator

Contact Me

425-503-6918

11711 SE 8th St., Suite 315

Bellevue, WA 98005