I am a queer, anti-racist, feminist, mama who lives in Portland. If I could step outside of capitalism entirely and live my dream life, I would contribute by growing food, cooking things, fermenting things, feeding people, and doing Brainspotting for people who want or need it. I’d also spend a lot of time adventuring with people I love. Especially, surfing, white water rafting, and open water swimming.
As a therapist, I love my job. I figure if we’re not laughing a bit, we’re doing therapy wrong. I love seeing people make changes and feel proud of themselves. I got into this job because I needed to learn a lot and do my own work. I’m here because I know how good it feels to do it and see change. I want to help other people do theirs with empathy and a belief that we're all doing the best we can in the moment and sometimes we need help to do better.
I completed undergraduate studies at The Evergreen State College, where I focused on psychology and multicultural counseling. I have a Masters in Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle, where I again focused on multiculturalism and work on relationships. Since then, I’ve completed many trainings, some through the Gottman Institute on couples counseling. Currently I am focusing my professional development on Brainspotting.