CDWF, MSW, LSWAIC
I approach life and my profession with an enthusiasm for growth and wholehearted living. I provide compassionate individual, relationship and group therapy services 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 in any situation.
I lead Seattle Family Support’s The Daring Way™ program based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown and I'm a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF). The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown that focuses on developing shame resilience skills and developing a courage practice that transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead.
I am an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSWAIC) and a Recovery Coach trained by Washington State and the Connecticut Center for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). I have a degree in Economics from Pomona College and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington.
I am trained in several evidence-based treatment models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the Gottman Method (Level 1). I adapt my approach to the specific needs of the client and apply elements of these models in my work.
I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). To benefit clients, I consult with my fellow therapists at Seattle Family Support, LLC.