Here are what the initials after my name mean:
LMHC: I am licensed by the Washington Department of Health as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My license number is LH61107488.
MA: I earned a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Individual Clinical Counseling, and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
M.Ed.: I hold a Master’s in Education with an emphasis on Instruction and Curriculum and a focus on facilitating conceptual change and parent-teacher collaboration from the University of Washington.
As a credentialed elementary school teacher with over twenty-two years in education, I specialized in cross-cultural cognitive and language development and designing academic interventions for struggling students. I have additional education and experience in Early Child Development, have taught preschool through eighth grade, and worked as an educational consultant.
For over a decade, I have facilitated women’s personal growth in women’s circles and led writers’ workshops for adults and children. I belong to the American Counseling Association, the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, and the Jungian Psychotherapist Association.