In 2000, I received my Masters Degree in counseling from Seattle University, while simultaneously working in residential treatment for children at Ryther Child Center. I then earned my Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2006. My predoctoral internship was completed at Wellspring Family Services in Redmond, Washington where I provided psychodynamic psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families. During that time I also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University teaching psychotherapy skills to postgraduate students, as well as working in treatment foster care as a child and family therapist. My postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical psychology was completed in 2008 through the University of Washington at Child Study and Treatment Center. From 2008– 2010, I completed a two year training and supervision program in child psychotherapy through Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.
My most recent form of community service includes serving as Director of the Alliance Community Psychotherapy Clinic, which is a clinic that offers low fee, psychoanalytically-based psychotherapy for community members in the greater Seattle area.
I have also lectured on the developmental and neurological impact of severe trauma and neglect on children, and most recently presented a coauthored paper on infant observation at the 2015 International Psychoanalytical Association annual congress.
My license number in the state of Washington is PY00003916.
I hold active memberships with the Jungian Psychotherapists Association, COR Northwest Family Development Center, Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, and Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.