I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with adolescents, teens and their families. I started my career in the juvenile court system. I was told by a colleague that I was “too kind” and “too interested” in the teens that I worked with, and that I
really should go into counseling. I agreed! Since then I have provided counseling in foster care, a homeless shelter, community mental health, schools and my own private practice. I obtained my Master’s in Social Work
from the University of Chicago; the top program in the nation, with a specialty in School Social Work. I spent 10+ years working in schools, providing counseling to adolescents and teens with mild to severe emotional and behavioral problems; including ADHD, ODD, Bipolar Disorder and the Autism Spectrum. I am very knowledgeable of the educational system, and enjoy interfacing with schools to help resolve school-related problems. I maintain memberships with the Seattle Counselor’s Association, Washington Counselor’s Association, National Association of Social Work and the Washington Association of School Social Workers in order to keep current on social issues and treatment techniques. I love what I do, and can honestly say that I feel honored to be invited to listen to my client’s stories.
In my free time, I enjoy running, yoga, hiking, reading a good book, cooking and sharing food with family and friends.