About Me

For over 20 years, I have worked in a variety of settings to help adults and couples handle difficult issues, develop more resilient relationships, and expand the possibilities of their lives. I truly enjoy helping people see and appreciate the inner strengths they already have, and harness those strengths in support of their own goals.

My overall framework for therapy is a family systems approach. Using this approach we'll explore your interactions with the people in your life: your family, your school or work, and your community. I also draw on a cognitive behavioral approach, with which I help my clients identify, test, and re-shape the beliefs and assumptions that underlie their behavior.

As your therapist, I will provide a safe and confidential setting for you to handle the difficult issues you face. I am rigorous in assuring you have the highest levels of care, respect, and confidentiality.

I encourage you to contact me to explore how working together might expand your ability to create the satisfying and fulfilling life you desire.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. Special Education, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • M. Educational Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Marriage & Family Therapy Certification, COAMFTE Program at Presbyterian Counseling Services, Seattle, WA

LICENSES

  • Marriage and Family Therapist, Washington State #LF00001339

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, AAMFT
  • Clinical Member, Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, WAMFT
  • Clinical Member, Family Systems Therapists Northwest, FSTNW