I’ve been in private practice at my current Fremont location since 2001. In addition to my love for the healing arts, I’m a musician and appreciator of the creative arts. I love creative writing and reading fiction and philosophy. I also like to walk, urban hike, jog, meditate and do yoga. I like road trips, local and world travel, camping and hiking, and feel inspired and connected in the outdoors. I’m married with one child, who’s teaching me all kinds of new things about life.

My Qualifications, Education, and Experience

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor – State of Washington, 1998 to present
  • National Board Certified Counselor, 1996 to present
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Master of Arts, Counseling, Oakland University

I received my graduate degree in 1996, and did a variety of agency work until I began my private practice in 2001. My work has been with children, adolescents and adults in private practice, private and community mental health environments, clients’ homes and schools, providing both individual and group therapy. I was an approved child mental health specialist, and have done work with couples and families.

My Office

I chose the location for my office, the Bossa Nova Center, because it’s a cozy, warm, and beautiful space in an old house, with slanted ceilings and plenty of light. It feels very comfortable and containing to my clients who deserve a healing environment in which to explore their depths.