I became fascinated with human behavior and how people make sense of feelings early in my life and knew I wanted to be involved with people and healing. I attended the University of Oregon where I majored in psychology with a focus on child development.
After college, I worked as a Montessori teacher while volunteering in a community mental health center in Seattle with traumatized preschool children and their families. This volunteer work turned into a job and then graduate school in counseling at Seattle University. Post graduate school I worked in community mental health as both an adult outpatient therapist and a child and family therapist.
I went on to have my own children and this deepened my dedication to the importance of attachment in human development and my understanding of the challenges involved. Spending time with children and families over the years has enriched both my personal and professional life. Attachment is ultimately about connection and exploring how to be in healthy connection with others continues to inspire me.
Now in private practice I work primarily with women coping with concerns such as stress and anxiety, parenting, pregnancy and fertility issues, grief and loss and life transitions. I enjoy collaborating with clients to better understand their personal story and to slow down and reflect in the supportive space of the therapeutic relationship.