I received an MA in Social Work/Social Services Administration from the University of Chicago in 2005. I practiced as a therapist and also served for six years as CFO at Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center in the Chicago suburb of Skokie, Ill. I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2017 where I have continued to practice as a therapist. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the State of Washington. (License number LW60767530)
I am certified in the trauma therapy known as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and have been a student of Somatic Experiencing® therapy for trauma. I also practice DNMS (ego state therapy) for treating trauma. I am trained in and practice Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.
Prior to my training and work as a therapist I worked in an administrative and leadership capacity in small business and the nonprofit sector, including five years as principal of a Montessori school in Chicago. My nonprofit work included seven years living and working in Kenya, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.