I received my Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2007. I studied under Dr. Dan Allender and followed up my degree by practicing with Valley Counseling Associates in Renton, WA. Thereafter I worked at Northwest University in the counseling department as well as in private practice. From 2012-2015 I lived and worked in Uganda, East Africa, serving individuals, couples and humanitarian aid organizations from my private practice. It was a joy to be able to work cross-culturally with individuals and couples struggling to adjust to living abroad, having difficulty managing stress and coping in an environment unlike their home country.
My scope has included men, women and couples with a range of issues including relational turmoil, cultural disruption and trauma (first hand and vicarious), anxiety and depression and recovery from sexual abuse. Much of my work includes focus work on the beliefs that shape how one deals with pain and hurt. It has been my privilege to help clients shift how they relate to their own past hurts and how they can heal with a renewed sense of themselves and others.
I now live in Traverse City, Michigan with my husband and three young girls.