University of Washington, BS Psychology

Western Washington University, MS Psychology

I am a licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years of experience. When you see me you will get:

  • An intake evaluation to determine what psychological issues are present.

  • Treatment plan based on your goals.

  • Psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral, mindfulness)

  • Help with diet/exercise goals if needed.

  • Referral to other providers as appropriate.

My therapeutic style is to work in a collaborative process with my clients. I use a number of different treatment modalities and skills (mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy) in order to create the right kind of therapy process for each one of my clients. My goal is to connect with each of my clients and use an integrative, empathetic and goal centered model to help them find meaning and create change.

I specialize in working with people with eating disorders and weight management issues. I also help others' create and maintain good health as a Health Coach.  I treat couples with relationship concerns and individuals seeking help for depression and anxiety.

If you are contemplating bariatric surgery as a tool to controlling obesity, please consider pre and post-surgical counseling.  I can help you practice healthy behaviors prior to surgery and follow your progress afterward.