My practicing philosophy
As a couples therapist, my therapeutic viewpoints and ideas come from a relational, systemic lens. I believe therapy is an avenue that can support your healing, growth, and can strengthen your relationships. I also believe that people are built for connection, awareness, and peace. I strive to support people in developing a healthy sense of self so they may feel whole, live openheartedly and authentically. In our work together, my hope is for you to harvest lifelong change within yourself and your relationships you may be longing for.
I have a Master’s Degree in Couple and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University. I have been participating in advanced training courses in couple’s therapy at the Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California learning the Developmental Model.
Northwest Couple and Family Therapy originated from my passion to support people on their pathway to healing and building deepened connections to themselves as well as others. I have a genuine interest in learning about the moving parts of life, love, and relationships.
I value the collaborative group of therapists at the Edgewood Counseling and Wellness Center and appreciate Amy Rinker, LMFT as well as other mentors that have supported my growth.