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, grief and loss issues, and the associated depression and anxiety.
I believe with all my heart in how I practice and always strive to improve it. I believe I give an excellent service for a fair fee. I want to help people. I want you to refer and continue to refer patients to me because my mission is to help as many suffering people as I am able. My personal promise to you is that I will give 100% of my focus, skills and knowledge to you in order to help you achieve the health you crave and to keep you from losing it in the future.
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.