I am a practicing psychotherapist and social worker with over 15 years of experience, and I continue to feel honored and passionate about working with others to provide skills, support, healing and hope. I grew-up in the Chicago area, and lived on the East Coast for several years before settling in Seattle. I received Bachelors Degrees in Social Work and Spanish from Hope College in 2005. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Boston University in 2009, and obtained a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Boston University in 2012. I completed a Perinatal Mental Health Certification with Perinatal Support International in 2023. I also work with Boston University School of Social Work as a Field Advisor. I am a member of Perinatal Support Washington and The National Association of Social Workers (NASW). In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, hiking and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Throughout my career, I have spent several years providing psychotherapy to children, families and individuals. I have also worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including University of Washington Medical Center and Brigham & Women's Hospital, as well as community mental health centers. My specialties include anxiety disorders, women's health issues, perinatal mental health, and other life transitions such as career, academic, and relationship changes.
I offer a non-judgmental, collaborative and compassionate approach to therapy. I practice using evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing. I also draw from Attachment Theory, Somatic-Based Interventions and Mindful Self-Compassion. In my work with children and adolescents, I often utilize a Family Systems approach, viewing the child in the context of their family and surrounding environment.