Pain and healing are expressed in a multitude of ways. In our community and in our world, we can see expressions of pain and searching for meaning in children, young adults, and adults. I believe the beauty of the therapeutic space is that there is safety to explore and own the story that has shaped who you are.
I believe that the tools for healing and change are already within you, we work together to discover and nurture those tools. As a therapist I use an eclectic/integrative approach, working with the client on their identified goals. Carl Jung states, ” The shoe that fits one person pinches another, there is not one recipe for living that suits all cases.” Perhaps it is finding strength in retelling your story, finding your grounding when things feel chaotic, learning new ways to engage with your peers, or building your self esteem. You matter and your story matters.
My approach to therapy is that it is not a one size fits all. I believe the client’s journey reflects their individual needs and journey towards well being.
My Professional Background
I have experience that spans a decade in numerous settings. My work has primarily been comprised of child, adolescent, and young adult therapy. I have experience working at a domestic violence agency, church counseling center, therapeutic education settings, a school district, psychiatric facility, home based services for individuals on the Autism Spectrum along with family support, and at a community based hospice working with children and families experiencing loss.
I am a trained and registered Art Therapist. I work with each client interested in Art Therapy to provide interventions that are accessible and tailored to individual goals.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Seattle Pacific University, B.A. Studio Art with a Minor in Psychology
- Marylhurst University, M.A. Art Therapy and Counseling
- Registered Art Therapist
I love photography, celebrating all of life’s events, and re-purposing furniture.