COUNSELOR. CO-CREATOR. HUMAN.
I identify as an open-hearted feminist, a recovering perfectionist, an amateur gardener, and a straight white
cis woman. I was raised in the forest of southern Indiana. I use she/her pronouns.
I am a WA state Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Seattle (Lic#LH61015613). I earned my MA in Counseling Psychology
in 2017 from Bastyr University, where my work focused on integrating the body and nervous system with mental health healing.
My practical training began at Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), where I provided culturally focused
counseling and dating violence prevention to youth across King county. After graduate school, I completed a year of clinical training with MEND Seattle (formerly Seattle Therapy Alliance), serving adult female and non-binary folks. At MEND, I completed a critical social theory curriculum and applied intersectional feminism and social justice into my work with clients. I launched my private practice in 2018, and concurrently grew as a clinician with Opal Food + Body Wisdom, a holistic eating disorder treatment program in Seattle. My experiences with MEND, Opal, and ACRS have fueled my passion for working in service of the empowerment of people of color, queer-identified folks, girls, women, and gender-fluid individuals.
I continue to expand my therapeutic knowledge and skills by attending trainings related to Health at Every Size®, gender and sexuality, narrative therapy, and social justice. My areas of expertise include working with grief and loss, anxiety, and healing relationship with body, toxic whiteness, and gender identity. I am a member of the Seattle Counselors Association, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Health at Every Size® Community Provider Registry.
Outside of my client sessions, I love to connect to community, be in nature, learn from the tarot, and read young adult fiction.
I am invested in cultivating meaningful and lasting relationships with the close people in my life. I prioritize caring for my whole self,
and attend to how I spend my time (ideally in the most life-affirming ways possible). 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.