I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider in the state of Washington and an Approved Supervisor. I received a Master of Arts degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR in 2012, and am a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University where I study issues of technology assisted counseling and supervision and stigma related to intimate partner violence and mental health. At the core of my studies are issues of diversity, multicultural responsiveness, and the link between individual and cultural wellness.
I have clinical and supervisory experience in a variety of settings including community clinics, private practice, advocacy agencies, and by distance.
In addition to counseling and clinical supervision, I work as a counselor educator at Antioch University Seattle, where I strive to integrate principles of Telemental Health and Telesupervision in order to improve access to care for counselors in training, and technology assisted teaching and learning to improve access to education for students who want to become counselors themselves but either prefer that environment, or require it in order to integrate graduate level learning into their lives.
Prior to becoming a Professional Counselor, I worked as an interior architectural designer at several Pacific Northwest architecture firms. My work emphasized the human-environment connection and wellness through creativity. As with mental health, many people experience connection and empowerment through design which honors care for the natural and near environment, collaboration, social and environmental sustainability.