CDWF, MSW, LSWAIC
I approach life and my profession with an enthusiasm for growth and wholehearted living. I provide compassionate individual and relationship therapy to clients experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression and/or challenges with life transitions and everyday stress. My focus is on helping adults and young adults work through difficult emotions and self-judgment by building strong emotional resources that increase self-love and acceptance.
I lead Seattle Family Support’s The Daring Way™ program based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown. As a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF), I facilitate a highly experiential groups that focus on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead.
Born and raised in Seattle, I am an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSWAIC). I am trained in several evidence-based treatment models and I adapt my approach to the specific needs of the client. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the Gottman Method (Level 1), are a few of the treatments that inform my work.
I have a degree in Economics from Pomona College and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). I continue my growth as a counselor by learning directly from clients and regularly consulting with colleagues at Seattle Family Support, LLC.