I believe that we are all intimately connected to one another, and because of this, we have a deep responsibility for each other. Too often, fear and shame hinder us, our relationships and our life dreams, preventing us from becoming our best selves and living our best lives. I also believe that we cannot grow and thrive unless we feel seen, heard, cared for, and valued.
I completed a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. I have worked as a psychologist with individuals, couples, and families for the past 10 years in university counseling centers, community mental health, tribal behavioral health, medical centers, and correctional settings. Particular interests include multicultural counseling, trauma, family systems, interpersonal/relational issues, and shame resilience. I also taught various undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology, human development, assessment, and cultural diversity, awareness, and privilege. I am passionate about racial and social justice, continual learning, and promoting/creating stronger relationships and communities. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outside in nature, reading, music, sports, attending cultural and social justice events.