ABOUT ME

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I identify as a feminist, a parent of a tiny human, a recovering perfectionist, and a white cishet woman (she/her). I was raised in the hardwood forest of southern Indiana, the ancestral homelands of the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee people. 

 

I am a WA state Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I earned my MA in Counseling in 2017 from Bastyr University, where my work focused on utilizing the wisdom of the body and the nervous system for healing. My practical training began

at Asian Counseling and Referral Service, where I provided culturally focused

counseling to youth across King county. After graduate school, I completed a year of clinical training with MEND Seattle, integrating critical social theory and intersectional feminism to my work with clients. I launched my private practice in 2018, and since

then I have been serving individuals across the lifespan, focusing on their agency in a world that makes us all feel we are not enough. My early clinical experiences and my personal journey as a femme who has transitioned through the door of parenthood

have fueled my passion for working in service of people of color, birthing people, new parents, queer-identified folks, girls, women, and gender-fluid individuals.  

I continue to expand my therapeutic knowledge and skills by attending trainings related to working with the nervous system, narrative therapy, and social justice. My areas of expertise include working with stress, anxiety, perfectionism, and transitions in life such as bringing home a baby, walking alongside an aging parent, or grieving a significant loss. I am a member of the the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.

Outside of my client sessions, I love to connect with my family, be in nature, learn from the tarot, and read young adult fiction. I am currently re-membering how to joyfully ride

a bike, draw, paint, and play. I grew up with goats, chickens, cats, dogs, and gardens

full of flowers.  Spending time among these creatures always rejuvenates me. 
 

I would be honored to meet you and help you in whatever way I can along your journey.