About Me And My Approach

As your therapist, I believe it is essential to have experience, commitment to my own personal growth and healing, in addition to an ongoing investment in evidence based training and professional development to provide you with the highest quality of care.  

Over the years I have incorporated several approaches into my practice with clients and have found the most powerful and transformative approach to be Internal Family Systems or IFS. I am a Level 2 trained, Certified IFS Therapist. I have also been a Program Assistant for IFS trainings. IFS is an evidence-based model of psychotherapy which views the mind as naturally multiple, exploring the roles and ways of coping that are taken on as a result of life's difficulties or trauma. This is done through a lens of self-compassion and curiosity. IFS has changed my life and I love sharing the model with clients and clinicians who are IFS curious or IFS informed.

 

I am also EMDR trained and have additional specialty training in Complex Trauma, Dissociation, Addictive Processes and more (see below).

 

I was raised in the Spokane area, hold a Master's degree in social work from Eastern Washington University and earned my Bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Montana. I have worked in the field of social work since 1998 serving clients of diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings.

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When you show up to explore your inner experience with me, you will be whole-heartedly welcomed and deeply respected. You will be supported and challenged in noticing what is here and you will learn to befriend and connect with the deepest parts of yourself. You will release patterns of emotional and somatic distress and you will begin to feel confident that you will be okay in the midst of life's challenges. 

License and Certification

  • Washington Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

  • Idaho Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Certified IFS Therapist

Education:

  • MSW - Eastern Washington University

  • BSW - University of Montana

Training:

  • Internal Family Systems - Level 2

  • IFS: A Compassionate Approach to Trauma and Addictive Processes

  • Self-Led Sexuality: An IFS Based Model for Healing, Pleasure, and Empowerment

  •  Using IFS to Heal Our Relationships with Food and Body

  • Healing Cultural Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • EMDR basic and FLASH training

  • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals

  • Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 with Janina Fisher 

  • Evidence Based Strategies for Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan

  • Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems