As a helping professional I find it essential to acknowledge and explore the impact of our environment and culture on our conceptualization of self and our ability to navigate our lives feeling safe and accepted. My experience as a white cis-gendered woman has provided me with privilege that I maintain awareness of and curiosity toward. I strive to be fully present, open, and to perpetually learn and grow as a clinician to support people with a broad range of backgrounds, ethnicity, and identities.
I completed my Masters of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology at Bastyr University. This unique program provided the opportunity to learn and practice clinical application of both fields separately as well as exploring their intersections. I hold a B.A. from Evergreen State College where I focused on visual arts.
While at Bastyr, I completed clinical shifts practicing mental health therapy and nutritional counseling, and group psychoeducation incorporating these disciplines. I completed my internship in a community mental health clinic, providing therapy to a diverse population with a variety of mental health challenges. For several years I provided group and individual therapy at an eating disorder treatment facility at residential and intensive outpatient levels of care. Currently I am in private practice providing care to clients with a range of needs.