“I am not afraid of the storms, for I am learning to sail my own ship.” --Louisa May Alcott
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) with a diverse professional background from elementary education to relief work with refugees in both East Africa and Seattle. I have always believed health and healing to be born out of relationship—relationship to self and to others. Having lived on three different continents, I have made cultural experience and learning a priority in the attempt to better understand individual and family social development.
I invest a great deal of energy into lifelong learning and have recently completed advanced training in trauma treatment through The Justice Resource Institute in Boston. I also regularly consult with a clinical supervisor and a small, trusted group of fellow therapists. Believing engagement in the therapeutic process makes me a better, more grounded clinician, participation in my own therapy has been an integral part of my personal journey.
“Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist.
Children already know that dragons exist.
Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”