My Background

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 have received specialized training in the trauma therapy known as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and have been a student of Somatic Experiencing® therapy for trauma.  I have also received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and in Gottman (Level One) therapy 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.