I value education, as it promotes personal growth, and creates a platform from which I can skillfully assist others.

Educational Background

I earned my bachelors of science degree in psychology from the University of Washington, and my masters degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University.

Teaching Experience

I am an active faculty member for a local university where I have taught the following courses:

Building Community In Organizations
Adult and Family Development
Introduction to Human Services
Dependency and Addictions
Technology in Human Services
Lifelong Learning and Professional Development
Intervention, Direct Service Delivery & Case Management
Mental Health and Crisis Intervention Practices
Interpersonal Communication and Interviewing Skills
Program Design and Proposal Writing
Field Experience/Part I
Field Experience/Part II
Field Experience/Part III
Essentials of Psychology

Additional Training

I regularly attend trainings to further my education and better my ability to serve others. Below you will find a list of trainings that I have completed.

Veterans Training and Support Center, Accommodating Veterans with Learning Disabilities & ADHD, April 2015 (6 hours)

Veterans Training and Support Center, Back to a Meaningful Life: Behavioral Activation for Depression & PTSD, March 2015 (3 hours)

PREPARE/ENRICH, PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator Training Workshop, February 2015 (7 hours)

Northwest Academy, Motivating the Resistant Adolescent through the Progression of Change, January 2015 (2.5 hours)

Veterans Training and Support Center, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Clinical Practice, December 2014 (6 hours)

Veterans Training and Support Center, Technology and Exposure Therapy, November 2014 (3 hours)

Forefront, Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk, June 2014 (6.25 hours)

DSHS, Saying it Out Loud Conference, May 2014 (7.25 hours)

Cascadia, Internet Addiction Workshop, February 2014 (6 hours)

Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Team Based Motivational Interviewing Coaching, July 2013-January 2014 (18 hours)

Veterans Training and Support Center, Recognizing and Responding to Veteran Suicide Risk, January 2014 (3.5 hours)

Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Motivational Interviewing Booster Session, April 2013 (6 hours)

SAMHSA, Trauma Informed Care for Individuals who are Justice-Involved, April 2013 (6 hours)

Veterans Training Support Center, Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans, April 2013 (7 hours)

Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Advanced Motivational Interviewing, January 2013 (12 hours)

Veterans Training Support Center, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD with Veterans, July 2012 (7 hours)

Bastyr University, BRANCHES Research Conference: Integrative Therapies in Mental Health, April 2012 (5 hours)

Veterans Training Support Center, The Complexities of Post-Traumatic Combat Stress, February 2012 (3 hours)

SOAR, Stepping Stones to Recovery, February 2012 (13 hours)

Washington Community Mental Health Council, Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference, June 2011 and 2012 (18 hours)

SAMHSA, Promoting Wellness: An Integrated Approach to Homeless Service Delivery, June 2010 (12 hours)

King County Public Health, Treating Nicotine Addition: Incorporation Brief Tobacco Cessation Intervention, April 2010 (2 hours)

Crisis Prevention Institute, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, March 2010 (7 hours)

ATrain Education, Inc, Washington State, HIV and AIDS, March 2010 (4 hours)

University of California, HIPPA Training, June 2008

Valley Trauma Center, Sexual Assault Certification Training Program, January 2008 (60 hours)

American Red Cross, CPR, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013