LMHC, MHP, CMHS
I believe in resilience and healing, in whatever ways these are defined by individuals and families. I recognize and honor that the individuals and families, with whom I have the immense privilege to walk alongside in a therapeutic relationship, are the experts on their experiences and lives. Compassion and trauma informed/trauma sensitive care, in addition to weight inclusivity are at the heart of Radiant Resilience Psychotherapy and the way I practice.
As an integrative therapist, I utilize therapeutic approaches that best meet what is present in the room. I am a Certified Body Trust® provider, in the process of becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, as well as continue to pursue certifications and learning opportunities related to specializing in working with individuals impacted by trauma in addition to disrupted relationships with bodies and food. My hope is to create a brave space through utilizing principles from Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating principles, in addition to mental health counseling modalities. Advocating for the best care for those I work with, and collaborating with other providers and the community on trauma informed and inclusive care are important to me.
I have provided mental health counseling services to youth, adults, and families to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, disordered eating, and life changes since 2014. My experience has been in community mental health, private practice, and more intensive care (partial hospitalization) settings.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Saint Martin’s University
Chemical Dependency Certification for Advanced Practitioners, Spokane Falls Community College
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Arizona State University
Illuminating healing journeys through compassion and trauma informed care.
Offering mental health counseling as well as clinical supervision & consultation.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Professional, and Child Mental Health Specialist in the state of Washington. Through extensive education, training, and work experiences, I have come to practice from an integrative perspective – offering therapeutic support that best meets your needs. Radiant Resilience Psychotherapy is a trauma informed practice, where evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Expressive Arts (art, play, and so forth), Strength-Based, and Narrative Therapies are utilized.
The land where my office is located is the traditional unceded territory of the Puyallup and Salish Tribes.
*I am unable to offer appointments to folks that I am not presently working with at this time. If you still believe we would be a good fit in working together, I do have a waitlist.
5224 Olympic Dr, Suite 109
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Office phone: 253-509-5298
Pierce Crisis Line: 800-576-7764