What I Do
As an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate for individual, couple and family therapy, I specialize in relationship issues, Premarital counseling, women’s issues, depression and anxiety. In therapy you will find a strength-based client centered approach, where your unique skills and values are utilized to help overcome the areas in which you are stuck. Together, through a safe therapeutic environment and genuine respect for each person, growth, healing and connection will occur as we work towards accomplishing your goals.
Strength-Based Systems Therapy
My approach is strength-based, which means I believe each person has their own strengths and perspectives that should be honored and explored in therapy. We are all also part of a larger system: relationships and interactions that shape who we are and what we do. Through a systemic perspective, I view your role in the world around, and the people you interact with most you an integral part of your story. My therapeutic frame is primarily a combination of Bowen Family Systems theory and Gottman Couples Method, and I incorporate other perspectives on psychotherapy.
Education & TRAINING
I received a Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. I have worked with families, individuals and children dealing with communication issues, behavior issues, and emotional struggles such as anxiety and depression. Also, I have worked with Premarital couples as a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator. Additionally, I am a Level 1 Gottman Trained Couple’s Therapist.
I am a professional member of both the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. I am on the board of Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy as the Associate Representative. I hold a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate.
Before seeking further education as a psychotherapist, I worked for five years as a Certified Sign Language Interpreter. I received my Bachelors of Science from Northeastern University in American Sign Language and English Interpreting. I have interpreted in a variety of settings including medical, educational, video remote interpreting, social services and the technology industry. I still interpret doing a select amount of direct contract work.