I was born and raised in the Spokane Valley and returned in 2009 when I started graduate school. I received an undergraduate degree in University Studies with an emphasis in Humanities, English, and Psychology, which helped me realize that I love the human story. The work of a counselor aligns with getting to know and understand people’s strengths and struggles. These ideas helped push me toward becoming a counselor, and I completed a Master of Arts in Community Counseling at Gonzaga University in 2011.
I incorporate a variety of modalities into my counseling work including, EMDR, CBT, Heart Rate Variability Training, and Art Therapy. Any of these could become part of a client’s work but all fold into a Solutions-Focused Brief format.
I’m excited to collaborate with primary care providers and clinicians throughout Excelsior. The close interaction at EFM, combined with the broad scope of services available within the Excelsior umbrella lend themselves well to addressing the needs of our community.