What I Do
My passion is to empower the people that I work with, and freeing them from what is holding them back. I adapt proven counseling and therapy techniques to meet my individual clients’ needs. I offer counseling for a number of different mental and emotional challenges right here in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. I currently specialize in treating PTSD, and I also treat depression, anxiety, and grief and loss issues.
My education and credentials
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I received my Bachelor of Social Work degree from Eastern Washington University, graduating with honors. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, the top-ranked clinical social work program in the nation.
Since graduating in 2005 I’ve become trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and other counseling techniques. These allow me to provide you with the best clinical care available, all of which have proven results.
It may helpful if I explain the letters after my name. I’ve earned a Board Certified Diplomate (BCD), which is the field’s premier advanced-practice certification, the highest credential a clinical social worker may receive. I’ve also earned certification as an EMDR therapist and am a Certified Complex Trauma Professional level II, the only practitioner in the Tri-Cities and one of very few in all of Eastern Washington who have all three certifications. I also regularly consult with one of the top trauma specialists in the world, due to my commitment to provide you with the best care anywhere in the region.
Think we might be a good fit? Please email or call my office today at 509-531-6698 to learn more about my counseling practice in the Tri-Cities area (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco) of Washington state.