I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialty in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy through the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. I have worked in the mental health field for eight years and have extensive work experience in Community Mental Health. In Chicago, IL I served children and families in mental health crisis, helping them achieve safety and stability. Here in Seattle, I worked for Sound Mental Health providing individual therapy, case management and crisis management services to adults. I am passionate about what I do and am endlessly curious about human emotion and capacity for growth. I am committed to professional development and continuing education.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Michigan State University) and a Master of Social Work (Loyola University Chicago). While receiving extensive training in human behavior and clinical intervention, I completed three internships and assisted in conducting research in the mental health field. My internships were in outpatient substance abuse treatment, childhood development and inpatient psychiatry. I have assisted in research studying Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder and the impact of Motivational Interviewing interventions on alcohol use.