Education and Training

Over 18 years of clinical private practice experience:

  • Masters Degree - Marriage and Family Therapy, CSU Sacramento
  • Bachelors Degree - Psychology, CSU Sacramento
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Washington State and California
  • Certified Somatic Transformation Practitioner
  • YogaFit for Warriors Teacher (Trauma Sensitive Yoga)

In addition, I hold the following certificates:

  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Adult Attachment Trauma
  • Disaster Field Traumatology

Additional Experience

With an integrative approach to healing, I have spent many post-graduate years studying and applying the concepts of Somatically-oriented approaches which include:

  • Attachment Theory (Child and Adult)
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation
  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Somatic Transformation
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga

These concepts inform the approach I use with private clients, as well as, in group settings working with individuals, couples, and families in both the Military and Civilian Populations.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
  • Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (WAMFT)
  • Bainbridge Island Psychotherapy Guild (BIPG)

Disaster Preparedness

For many years, I have been a Disaster Mental Health Provider for the American Red Cross, and a member of the Medical Reserve Corp for the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management.  In addition, I am currently serving as the Mental Health Chair for Bainbridge Prepares, a citizen-lead team whose mission is to educate and prepare the community members for disasters.

Through these volunteer roles, I am actively involved in local, regional, and national disasters, and hold multiple specialized certifications in disaster mental health to support these efforts.  

Community Affiliation/Volunteer

  • Bainbridge Island Psychotherapy Guild - Board Member
  • Give an Hour - Provider
  • Soldier's Project - Provider 
  • American Red Cross - Provider 
  • Bainbridge Prepares - Psychological First Aid Team Chair
  • KCDEM Medical Reserve Corp - Provider
  • KCDEM Community Emergency Response Team

Next Steps...

I'd like to invite you now to take the next courageous step toward healing.