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LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
Domestic Violence…….Drug/Alcohol Abuse…….PTSD/Crisis…….Anxiety/Depression
Dedicated, professional and knowledgeable Licensed Mental Health Counselor with demonstrated experience in assisting all levels of mental health counseling, eager to contribute educational and strong experience of all facets of addiction, advanced communications and active listening skills toward supporting the goals of a progressive and forward-thinking counseling program.
Deep understanding of cognitive restructuring, behavior modification and therapeutic intervention principles. Exceptional listener and persuasive communicator with a desire to assist clients from military, diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds achieve mental health and addiction free living by providing the tools needed to overcome obstacles.
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Masters of Counseling – Trinity Western University – 2009
B.S., Psychology – Western Washington University – 2000
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Intensive Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Intensive Training in Emotion Focused Couples Counseling
Advanced Education and focus in Cognitive Behavior Therapy around Anxiety and Depression
As an Individual and Couples Therapist, assist people with a variety of issues, including; Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence, Abuse, Dependency, Marriage Issues, Crisis, Premarital Counseling, Trauma, PTSD (Military, Car Accidents, Abuse), Christian Counseling, Minor Drug, alcohol, and sex addiction.
Clients are viewed in the context of their relationships with others and how those relationships impact current levels of functioning.
Therapy is collaborative, holistic, and flexible, with intentions tailored to empower and meet specific goals set by the client, where hope is always achievable.
As an Adolescent and Family Therapist, counseled families and adolescents in home and at onsite, assisting adolescents struggling with truancy, self harm, and other early adult issues.
Counseled adults from low-income state funded families with necessary parenting skills; developed new group of independent Practitioners called MiddlePath Counseling.
Assisted in creating an intensive outpatient individual and group program for persons dealing with severe Borderline Personality Disorder centered on full fidelity Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Individual, Family counseling for Adolescents and Adults.
Leader, co-leader, and individual counselor for people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and have high levels of suicide attempts or ideation.
Therapy Groups include skills training in Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Skills, and Mindfulness.
Individual and Couples /Therapist Independent Practitioner – Bridging Counseling Ministries 2007 – Present
Adolescent and Family Therapist – Northwest Youth Services 2008 – 2009
Counselor/Independent Private Practitioner – Middle Path Counseling 2009 – Current
National Board of Certified Counselors
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists