“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”

James Baldwin

Who I Am

My therapy orientation is to listen for how you have coped with difficult feelings and experiences so that we may better understand how the past continues to live in the present. Therapy gives you that safe place to understand your troubles with someone who is objective, skilled, and in your corner.

Before starting my private practice I was on clinical staff at the UW counseling center for fifteen years. My therapy work at UW has given me the privilege to work with students from diverse backgrounds. I try to understand my client’s unique lived experience by being curious about their various identities including family, race and cultural backgrounds. I also have experience helping clients with issues and concerns around sexual identity, those who identify gender non-binary, and physical disability. It is a core social justice value of mine to serve marginalized persons.

I have over 35 years experience that I have devoted to my craft of being a therapist. I was trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist where I earned my degree at Seattle Pacific University. I worked eighteen years in community mental health primarily working with adults, children and families.

Below you can see my areas of expertise and significant clinical experiences.

Area of Expertise

AnxietyLife Transitions
DepressionGrief and Loss
TraumaSchool Issues
PTSDSelf Esteem
Relationship Issues
Men’s Issues

Significant Clinical Experience

Career CounselingTransgender
Family ConflictPeer Relationships
InfidelitySleep or Insomnia
Obsessive Compulsive (OCD)Physical Disability
ParentingCultural and Racial Identity