I draw from many disciplines and personal life experience. My education includes a BFA from Colorado State University and teacher Ed from UCSD. I earned an MSW from the University of Utah in 2004. I completed a certificate program in Person Centered Expressive Arts Therapy and level 1 & 2 training in EMDR Therapy through EMDRIA. Since 2000, I have attended many professional trainings and workshops including LGBTQ. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), trauma, somatic/mindfulness based psychotherapy, and sexual assault crisis intervention training. I regularly attend conferences, professional trainings, seminars and ongoing peer consultation.
I have been a therapists since 2003, Private Practice since 2006, Supervisor for MSW interns and CSWA's since 2008, Senior Therapist at a Rape Recovery Center 4.5 yrs, and outpatient adult substance abuse treatment. I draw on a varied and broad life experience.