Everyone is Welcome. All Faiths | All Cultures | All Families
We welcome clients from ALL cultures, backgrounds and ages in King & Pierce counties offering therapy in English, ASL, Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian languages.
Marriage & Family Therapist | Life Coach
M.A./ LMFTA / MHP
My life experiences have clarified my commitment to becoming a culturally competent professional who advocates for anyone seeking and committed to changing their life or current situation.
Opportunity has materialized for me through the gifts an education provides and although the learning process is challenging I approach it with an understanding of its power to turn distress into success.
I understand that life presents us at times with seemingly insurmountable challenges, however, regardless of how formidable the challenge, when presented with skilled support and unconditional positive regard the human spirit can rise.
My life experiences and formal education combined have uniquely instilled in me the characteristics needed to attract, relate, then respond to clients reluctant to participate in counseling services. This means you!
It's widely acknowledged that therapy is often challenging, the stakes are high, you're dealing with volatility. There are often secrets...I help facilitate safe & effective communication that gets to the core issues.
Degrees & Awards
Graduate - Pacific Lutheran University
Masters' in Marriage and Family Therapy
Graduate Scholarship Award Recipient
American Family Therapy
Academy - Cultural and Economic
Diversity Committee (2015) - Diversity Guest
Clinical Certification - The Wellness Institute (2017)
Prepare-Enrich Marriage or Premarital Assessment & Counseling Program Certified Couples Facilitator
International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP) CSAT® Service Scholarship Award Winner
Will begin Doctoral (Ph.D.) 2020...
Areas of Focus, Research, and Specialized Training
Marriage and Family Therapy
Relational Life Therapy
Trauma-Induced Intimacy and Addictive Behaviors
Clinical Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy
Areas of Practice
Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence
Loss and Grief
Sex and Aging
Non-Traditional Relationships and Families
American Counseling Association
The National Association for Addiction Professionals
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy - (Pre)Clinical Fellow
WA Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
American TeleMedicine Association