Counseling and psychotherapy from a strengthening and restorative perspective
I came to the Pacific Northwest from Minneapolis to attend the University of Puget Sound, where I was fortunate enough to be part of a year-long study abroad program that resulted in a bachelor's degree in Asian Studies. After a decade of looking for a career path that felt meaningful I decided to go into counseling, and moved with my family to Ellensburg where I was granted a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Central Washington University in August, 2000. I completed my internship at Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health, now known as Comprehensive Healthcare, and was hired immediately as a therapist. After seven years in an agency setting, I felt prepared to start my private practice, which had been a goal since I entered my graduate program. My professional training and experience has emphasized evidence-based practices that help to ensure positive client outcomes.