I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington (LH 60670297). I graduated from Central Washington University with my Master's in Mental Health Counseling and was awarded "Outstanding Clinician" during my training. I received the bulk of my clinical training at Central Washington University's Student Medical and Counseling Clinic, and went on to provide individual, group, and couples counseling there. In addition to providing generalist therapy for college students of all ages, I developed CWU's first Eating Disorder Treatment Protocol. I have also spent time as a counselor at a residential eating disorder treatment facility, and was a therapist for a rehabilitative nursing home for period of time. I am well versed in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and am heavily influenced by Feminist/Multicultural and Psychodynamic theories.
I decided to become a therapist due to my own life changing experiences in therapy. I was born and raised in beautiful Boulder, CO, came to Washington for college, and have stayed ever since. I have grown to love Yakima, and my partner and I have decided to create our life here. After struggling with and fully recovering from my own eating disorder, I can wholeheartedly say that recovery and living an authentic vital life is absolutely possible. In my spare time I enjoy sitting on my deck with a good book, hiking or being involved in other joyful movement, having deep conversations with friends, and tasting Yakima's brews and wines.