I earned both my MAEd in Counseling and BA in Psychology at Seattle University. I provide counseling to ages from 5 to 26, and am a big believer in family involvement to bring about the greatest change. My passion is in Social Justice, particularly involving men’s issues such as: identity development, absent fathers, substance use, and the school-to-prison-pipeline.
I am a Puget Sound native and grew up in Auburn, where I developing a love for soccer and the outdoors. I didn’t venture far for school, and moved to Seattle for 10 years where I found live music, coffee, and cycling. I’ve since settled in SeaTac with my wife, dog, two cats, and a new baby.
I have a wide range of experience serving and supporting youth and families of all sorts of backgrounds throughout King County. I got my start working in mental health at Ryther’s residential program as a Behavioral Specialist before moving to become a Family Advocate for the Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS). As a counselor, I provided community-based outpatient treatment at Atlantic Street Center, then became a School Therapist at the behavioral school, NW School of Innovative Learning (NWSOIL), and most recently have worked as a school-based Mental Health Therapist for Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Odessa Brown Clinic. What spans all of my experiences is my passion for Social Justice and supporting individuals and families recovery, growth, and success.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” – Vincent Van Gogh.
I use a Solution-Focused approach, which means that the focus of our work is more on solutions than on problems based on the premise that what we focus on grows. I believe that we all have what it takes to amplify even the smallest of successes over time to reach a greater understanding, ability, resolution, or whatever the goal is that we seek. My goal as your counselor is to help jumpstart that amplification. Another couple approaches that I utilize are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Incredible Years Parent Training, which are both evidence-based and very tangible processes and skills of to power change and growth towards your goals.