I am a practicing psychotherapist and social worker with over 10 years of experience, and I continue to feel honored and passionate about working with others to provide skills, support, healing and hope. I grew-up in the Chicago area, and lived on the East Coast for several years before settling in Seattle. I received Bachelors Degrees in Social Work and Spanish from Hope College in 2005. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Boston University in 2009, and obtained a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Boston University in 2012. I am a member of Perinatal Support Washington. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, hiking and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Throughout my career, I have spent several years providing psychotherapy to children, families and individuals. I have also worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including University of Washington Medical Center and Brigham & Women's Hospital, as well as community mental health centers. My specialties include anxiety disorders, women's health issues, behavior changes in children and adolescents, and other life transitions such as career, academic, and relationship changes.
I offer a non-judgmental, collaborative and compassionate approach to therapy. I practice using evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. In my work with children and adolescents, I often utilize a Family Systems approach, viewing the child in the context of their family and surrounding environment.