• Adoption/Foster Care
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Identity
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Behavior Issues
  • ADHD
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Infertility & Post-Partum
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 14 years of experience supporting individuals, children and their families.  In my former role as the Vice President of Social Services at one of the foremost foster care and adoption agencies in the country, I had the privilege of helping transform the lives of many.  I currently serve on the Board of Washington Adoption Reunion Movement (WARM).  I have presented at numerous adoption conferences and been a guest speaker on NPR and an NBC-affiliated television station.  I am an adopted person with a unique understanding of the lifelong adoption issues that can impact all members of the adoption constellation. 

About Me

Experience

Psychodynamic Approach

Healing Works Therapy

Hope, Happiness and Well-Being.

My treatment approach is client-centered and tailored to fit your individual or family's needs, in a safe and supportive environment.  Together we will consider emotions, thoughts, early-life experiences and beliefs to gain insight into your life and better understand present-day challenges, and to evaluate the patterns that have developed over time.  I will provide support, encouragement and practical strategies, and help you develop and achieve your goals and vision of solutions.


Education and Training

EXPERTISE

Psychodynamic Therapy

I attended Whitman College in Washington State and earned a B.A. in Psychology. I continued my studies at Columbia University in New York where I completed a Masters degree in Social Work in 2001. I am certified as an Attachment and Trauma Therapist through Cascadia Training, and I have post-graduate certification in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) through TCU Institute for Child Development. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). 

​​​​Psychodynamic therapy aims to address the foundation and formation of psychological processes in order to alleviate symptoms and improve people's lives.