Creativity. Compassion. Humor. Community. Adventure and Exploration. I strive to incorporate these values into my life as much as possible. Professionally speaking, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I am also a Board Certified Art Therapist.  I have worked in many different non-profit settings as a therapist, counselor, and evaluator. I have also spent a significant amount of time working in the private sector. 

On a more personal note, I love creating things and encouraging creativity in others.  This may take the form of making art, cooking, building, or problem solving.  Humor is a necessary part of my life--it helps lighten the mood and create meaningful experiences and memories. My humor of choice is making puns.

I think creating and participating in community is an integral part of enjoying life.  I am involved in community non-profits and I spend a lot of time with family and friends. I aim to show compassion to those around me and encourage compassion in others both in my personal and professional lives.  

I enjoy adventure and exploration—I like to try new things, travel, and meet new people.  These experiences feed my curiosity, educate me, and enrich my life.


Education

  • Master of Arts, Psychology, Antioch University in Seattle, dual emphasis in Child, Couple and Family Therapy and Art Therapy
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California in San Diego, minor degrees In Visual Arts and Sociology

Professional Affiliations 

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)
  • American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
  • Evergreen Art Therapy Association (EATA), President (2014-2015)

Research & Publications