My goal in therapy is to help you live more fully into who God has created you to be.
I believe that every human being bears a glory and a beauty that they should embrace. Often our lives are full of brokenness, pain, darkness, and shame – choking off the truth of who we really are.
My aim is to help you grow in understanding your story, the darkness and the beauty. I believe that by inviting you to sit together in those moments of deep pain and darkness in your journey we can start to understand our lives and begin to heal and move into imagining new chapters. This means my approach to therapy involves a relational model with emphasis on the narrative of your life with its themes and patterns as well as the attachment style you learned from your childhood. Using this as a framework, I seek to help my clients grow in awareness of their internal world which I believe frees us up to live fully alive, able to connect with our emotions, our friends, family, and God in healthy and new ways.
- Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor #LH60866573
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 2006
After three beautiful years of working as a therapist at Northwest Counsel, I moved to Chicago to pursue my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) at Adler University. I am currently in the second year of my PsyD program and am part of the Traumatic Stress Emphasis. As part of my clinical training, I work as a diagnostic extern at a psychiatric hospital in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, I teach as an adjunct professor in the psychology department of a local college and currently hold the position of Student Co-Chair in the ISTSS Complex Trauma SIG. I also regularly present at conferences across the United States on issues of complex trauma and dissociation.
- Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor #LH60722752
Masters degree in Counseling Psychology
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology