Areas of Expertise

Psychotherapy & Nutritional Therapy

I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and my Master of Arts from Antioch University in Clinical Mental Health.  I have over 15 years of experience as a mental health professional in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Although my background has included working with children, adolescents and families; my current practice specializes in individual therapy primarily with women of color.

 

Education

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts

Antioch University Seattle, MA  Clinical Mental Health

Credentials 

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) 

Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP)

Certified Mental Health Integrated Medicine Provider (CMHIMP)

Individual Therapy, ages 24+ Specialties:

  • Racial Identity    

  • Depression 

  • Anxiety 

  • Transracial Adoption/Adult Adoptees   

  • Grief & Loss  

  • Self Worth & Acceptance

  • Women's Health      

  • Life & Age related transitions

  • Nutritional Education

  • Mood Disorders

 

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. 

 Maya Angelou

My Therapeutic Approach

I work to understand your frame of reference by exploring your thoughts, associated lifestyle and nutrition behaviors, bringing awareness to what may or may not be serving your health, career and relationship goals.

 

My approach to counseling is holistic and client-centered; anchored in the following evidenced-based modalities:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Mindfulness Based Self Compassion (MBSC)

Nutrition/Dietary Interventions

By adding nutrition/dietary interventions, you will feel better, reduce inflammation in your body and brain, have more energy throughout the day, improve sleep and your ability to manage your mental health related symptoms.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.

“Ten Thousand Flowers in Spring” by Wu-Men

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