I have worked in the mental health field since 2008 conducting research and providing therapy for adults, couples, and groups in community mental health and private practice. I have a Master’s Degree in Existential Phenomenological Psychology from Seattle University and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington state. To remain current in my field, I take continuing education courses, seminars, and workshops, as well as receiving consultation from my colleagues. I have spent several years in personal psychotherapy as it is my belief that a therapist can only take a patient as deep as she has been willing to go herself.
I am also a full time Professor at Seattle University specializing in courses dedicated to growth and development, abnormal psychology, psychological writing, and research methods. As part of my academic role I conduct qualitative research and have published on the topics of intimacy, closeness, and mental health stigma.