Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker working with adults and adolescents
What I Love
My passion is to empower the everyday people that I work with. I adapt scientifically 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 first became passionate about this field when I was in my early 20’s, entering counseling myself and meeting a caring professional who made a difference in my life. I knew I was a good listener and cared about other people, but like many young people I lacked direction. As I reflected on my experiences and my strengths, I began to realize that this is what I was meant to do with my life!
In the course of earning my undergraduate degree I worked with men and women at a sexual assault center in Spokane, and saw first hand the struggles and challenges of recovering from abuse and trauma. Later, as I gained further experience in my graduate training, I saw that so many people are struggling with depression, anxiety and panic, chronic pain and other challenges that I decided I needed to become an expert in helping with all of these issues.
My education and credentials
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. This means I am a professional counselor able to assess, diagnose and treat mental disorders and I have over 10 years experience doing this.
I received my Bachelor of Social Work degree from Eastern Washington University and my Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Michigan, the top-ranked 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), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), 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.
Think we might be a good fit? Please email or call my office today at 509-579-0200 to learn more about my counseling practice in the Tri-Cities area (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco) of Washington state.