In any given day, we each move through different parts of our identities. These identities may be friend, lover, child, parent, employee, boss, student, teacher, advocate, ally, gendered, queer, person of color, patient, or any of the many other ways in which we relate with the world. Underneath all of this is the self; the core person of who you are. This is the identity that I look to foster in the therapy room. I believe that dialogue and discussion is what allows for each of us to explore our many varying identities and how they intersect to create the core self.
I graduated with a Master of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University where I studied existential-phenomenological psychology, a humanistic approach to the human condition based in philosophy. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington with an emphasis in the Bio-psychology of women. These programs as well as my professional background have provided diverse education in the human condition and how we all move through the world.
I have spent the past seven years as a sexuality educator, teaching workshops on sexual pleasure and health in the Seattle area. I created a post-cancer sexuality workshop that I have presented to medical professionals and patients at local hospitals and clinics. I lead intimacy workshops and discussion groups in the Seattle area as well. I enjoy working with clients who are going through life transitions including: medical diagnoses, pregnancy and parenting, graduation and career changes, retirement, relationship changes, trauma, and grief and loss.