Warm, engaging, and collaborative.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #8903
Radford University | B.A. in Psychology | 1993
University of Northern Colorado | M.A. Professional Psychology | 1999
EMDR Certified Therapist since 2014
Member of the EMDR International Association since 2011
Member of the National Board of Certified Counselors since 1999
Why I do this work
I started out in this profession wanting to be of service to others and then along the road discovered my own healing journey that needed to take place. After engaging in my own work and EMDR therapy I have become a strong believer in the power of the therapeutic process and that generational patterns and cycles of trauma can be broken. I know firsthand the courage and determination it takes to open up and dive into difficult material but also know the benefits and rewards that can be reaped from this process and take that hope into each session.
The best part of my job
It is an honor and a privilege to witness the courage and resiliency my clients have as they face their trauma and pain. It is a joy to celebrate with them when they get to a place of freedom from their past, relief from their symptoms and no longer have anything holding them back from reaching their goals in life.
How I spend my free time
You can find me either outdoors hiking around Mount Diablo and going to the beach, or spending a quiet evening with a good book or binge-watching movies with my family.
“A hero is, after all, someone who has lived through pain and been transformed by it.” David Richo
Top trauma recovery resources
- The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease by Robert Scaer
- Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life With Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy by Francine Shapiro, PhD