Reaching out for support is a courageous act! I am honored you have taken the time to learn more about me and how I support individuals, couples, and families.
I am licensed by the State of Washington, Department of Health, as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and my practice is located in the Juanita neighborhood of Kirkland, WA, near Juanita Beach Park.
Some focus areas of my practice are:
Anxiety & Depression
Grief & Loss
End of Life, Caregiver Fatigue, Chronic Illness
Parenting & Family Support
I create a safe space for you to share your story and receive compassionate support. I work collaboratively with you in creating a therapy that is highly personalized to you and your goals. I assist you in seeing and building on your own strengths to create lasting change in your life. I provide supportive feedback to assist you in your journey of self discovery, healing, and transformation.
I have a very strong professional background in working with individuals, families, and couples. I have worked with trauma and the mood disorders (anxiety & depression) that can come from trauma, as well as grief & loss. Prior to going into private practice I had the opportunity to work in several settings as a Social Worker, including, Child Welfare, Foster Care System, Adoption, working with children in families in crisis, working with adults and children recovering from trauma, at risk youth, Public Schools and School Districts, Medical field - working with chronically ill patients and their families, Hospice working with patients and their families at End of Life. All of this work has helped to shape me into a knowledgeable, effective, and passionate Therapist.
It is an incredible honor to do this work that I am deeply passionate about. I wholeheartedly believe in the strength and resiliency of the human spirit and I use my many years of experience and expertise to effectively address the goals of my clients. I have the privilege of working with people who courageously make changes in their own lives, it is a true honor to share in these moments and witness such transformation.
Professional Memberships & ACTIVITIES:
Support Group Facilitator at Overlake Hospital, Bellevue, for Cancer Lifeline
National Association of Social Workers Member (NASW)
Mental Health Volunteer with Red Cross of King County
Mental Health Volunteer with Public Health Reserve Corps of King County
Washington State School Social Worker Certification (WA State OSPI)
Family Systems Therapists Northwest Member & Board Member (FSTNW)
LICENSURE & CERTIFICATES:
LICSW - Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Washington State Department of Health, #LW60719586.
Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy - Levels I & II.
Master’s Degree in Social Work, from Eastern Washington University.