I attended the LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University, where I earned my Masters degree in Psychology, in 2010. LIOS teaches a systems-theory based, humanistic approach to therapy, with a strong emphasis on building a relationship with clients. My education was enhanced by the experiential aspects of the program, where each student was encouraged to contact themselves and others on a deeper level.
After 10 years in private practice as a licensed mental health counselor, I decided to let go of my license to operate less from within a western/pathologizing paradigm, and step into a role that better represents my beliefs about human nature – that we are all unique, living manifestations of divinity.
I offer my calm, accepting presence to my clients. I believe that this is one of the great gifts that I bring to my work. As I practice this work, I have experienced great satisfaction in connecting with and helping others.
I was born and raised in Seattle. In a previous career, I worked as a civil engineer for 12 years.