My focus and passion for fostering wellbeing, mindfulness, and compassion are not only based on my professional education but are also rooted in my own lived experience.
My decision to pursue a life path in counseling and wellness was inspired by a mentor who helped me work through my own limiting thoughts and cycles.
It was during my education my teachers and friends taught me that a fulfilling life involves community, creativity, and growth. It was with their support that I developed my own mindfulness practice which allowed me to grow into who I am today.
Throughout my journey I learned that personal growth is professional growth, and who I am as a person matters as much as what I know as a therapist.
& Wellness Education Mindfulness
– Center for Mindfulness at the University of California, San Diego
– Metta Earth Institute in Vermont
– Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland
It’s through these deep explorations and experiences that I was able to strengthen my commitment to fostering growth and connection in my own life and the lives of others.
& Clinical Education Internships
– B.A. in Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, and Creative Expression from the University of Redlands in Southern California.
– M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.
The education prepared me for licensure as a clinical mental health counselor and trained me to work with diverse clients in a wide range of settings.
I also completed an internship in drug and alcohol treatment through the Veteran’s Administration in Boston and later worked for several years as a counselor in a methadone clinic.
I believe that we are more than what we do and more than our job titles. I am grateful for the mentors, friends, family and clients that I have had the privilege to know throughout my life.
My decision to move to Seattle was made for my self-care and wellbeing. Balance, joy, community and time outdoors became my priority.
In my free time I can be found in nature, playing board and video games with friends and family, traveling or reading.