I have provided therapy in my private practice as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) since 1994. I have worked in the human services field since 1981, and as a mental health counselor in a variety of settings including women’s health care and family counseling agencies since 1986 .
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) with an emphasis on clinical practice from the University of Washington. I am also a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW) accredited by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Throughout my career, it has been important to me, that I stay current with new developments in the field of psychotherapy. I am always excited to learn something new.
In recent years, I have been drawn to approaches that incorporate the discoveries of neuroscience, somatic experience, and attachment theory. Specifically, I have studied and trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) developed by Diana Fosha, PhD and Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems (CIMBS) developed by Albert Sheldon, MD and Beatriz Winstanley, MEd. Psych.
Other teachers who have influenced my work: