Professional Background

I hold master’s degrees in counseling from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling (2018) and in teaching from Seattle University (1999).  Major course work included human growth and development with an emphasis on adolescence, learning theory, group facilitation, diagnosis and assessment, creative interventions, trauma, cultural competence and social justice.  I have extensive experience working with ADHD and other learning challenges including variable processing difficulties.  I also have clinical expertise with process addiction, particularly related to compulsions around screens and gaming. 

 

Experience

Counselor
The Academy for Precision Learning 2019

Faculty, Arts Dept.
Catlin Gabel School
Sept. 2007 to June 2019

Faculty, Arts Dept.
Foster High School, Tukwila, WA
Sept. 1999 to Jan 2006

Counseling Intern
Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center & GATE (Gaming, Tech & Excess) Clinic
Jan 2016 to June 2018

Clinical Interviewer
ADHD Research Lab Oregon Health and Sciences University Feb 2018 to Sept 2018

 

Education

MA Professional Mental Health Counseling
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
June 2018

MA Teaching
Seattle University
June 1999

 

Certifications & Professional Affiliations

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Green Dot (anti-harassment / bystander training)

Stanley King Counseling / Advising Institute


American Counseling Association

National Association of Independent Schools

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counseling Associate with the State of Washington and receive supervision with Dr. Margaret Eichler, PhD