I am a licensed Ph.D. marriage and family therapist specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy. I maintain a private practice in Seattle, Washington.
With over twenty years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Nova Southeastern University specializing in brief, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, family systems therapies, I currently work with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise: relationship issues, conflict resolution, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, aging, pain managment, life transitions, family-of-origin issues, eating disorders, parenting support, work and career issues, and job displacements.
I have presented at International professional conferences and to general audiences speaking on topics about therapy, pain managment, hypnotherapy, and meditation. I am a AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and I offer supervision to therapists in their clinical practices. As a meditator for over twenty-five years, I have taught meditation in different contexts as a beneficial method for working with mind and emotions.
In addition to being a relationship therapist skilled in a variety of different therapeutic methods, I taught in a family therapy doctoral program in South Florida for several years. As an adjunct professor, I currently teach online psychology courses for Nova Southeastern University. My therapeutic approach offers support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to address individual client needs. With compassion and understanding, I work with clients to help them build on their strengths and attain the goals they are committed to accomplishing.
Education: Ph.D., Doctor of Philosphy in Marriage and Family Therapy; M.S., Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy; Bachelor of Science, Psychology.
License, Certifications & Awards: Washington License: #00002574; AAMFT Approved Supervision: #22786 (since 1/22/1998) ; Gold Key Scholar, Academic Excellence; Outstanding Academic Achievement Award; Alpha Chi National Honors Society.,
Additional Training: Specialized training in pain management and hypnotherapy: Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (96 hours); American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (20 hours); Relational Hypnosis Training (50 hours).
Professional Activities and Memberships: Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; AAMFT Approved Supervisor: #22786 (since 1/22/1998)