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About me


I believe that therapeutic change occurs through a supportive, trusting, and collaborative relationship in which the client's strengths are drawn out and emphasized.  Within this relationship, I work to empower clients to increase awareness of themselves, their ways of relating, and their unique coping skills in the face of stress and change.  I support clients in developing healthier ways of expressing and fulfilling their needs and desires.  Through this collaborative relationship, I aim to help clients uncover solutions to their problems and strengthen their ability to cope with future stress and change.


In my work with children, I use talk and play therapy to reveal the purpose and meaning of problematic behaviors.  My aim is to help children develop new, healthy ways of getting their needs met, as well as to increase emotional satisfaction within the family.  I work from  Attachment and Systems Theory perspectives.


In my work with families, I work from a family systems stance.  My focus is on communication and relationships within the family.  I work with families to identify the problem and develop new, effective ways of communicating and relating. 

Registered Play Therapist

Association for Play Therapy 

Licensed Indepedent Clinical Social Worker

State of Washington 2005

Child Mental Health Specialist

State of Washington 2002


Master of Social Work

University of Washington 2001

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, With High Honor

Michigan State University 1997

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