I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of Washington (LF61342187) and a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) with the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). I earned my Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Seattle Pacific University in 2020 and have been working with clients since January 2019.
I was raised in the Pacific Northwest and have lived in Seattle since 2003. My previous career spanned 11 years in Healthcare Administration - long term care, hospice, and occupational medicine.
In the spring and summer, I am a native plant fanatic and prefer spending my days either doing yardwork or sitting in the shade reading and throwing the ball for my dog. Come winter, I am diving into food science, cooking, baking and riffing on my favorite food author's (Allison Roman) cookbooks. Year round, my husband and I make lists of home improvement projects and slowly realize our dreams inside and out. Weekly dinners with my close friends is a must! Oh yeah, and I also care for my indoor plants and give as many away as possible.
I recognize that I live and practice my profession on the indigenous land stolen from the Duwamish tribe, and that they continue to be refused federal recognition - leaving all members since the 1850's without repayment for their land to date. I am committed to being an ally by voting and tangible involvement in my neighborhood and city.
I am affirming of the Black Lives Matter movement and strive to serve as an ally to clients who are marginalized - Black, Indigenous, LGBTQAI+, gender non-conforming and those of various religious or spiritual beliefs. At this time, all sessions are being offered via Telehealth.
I value honesty, mindfulness, and enjoy having an easy manner in my practice. It is my hope that I will bring a sense of connection, generosity, ease, worth and clarity to my client’s lives.