WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST

In 2012 my life shifted. I was just finishing auto mechanic school and intended to continue on to that career. I had come out as transgender a couple years prior and needed to find  transgender competent therapy services. I was very dismayed and disappointed in my options. Later that year I went on a trip around the country visiting different LGBTQ communities. I found myself in a natural role of supporting others. I do not shy away from the hard parts of life and have an infinite curiosity about all the ways we choose to live our lives. I took a course in mental health first aid while still travelling and never looked back. I believe there is a need for more gender nonconforming and transgender therapists and I am glad that I get to be one.

Education, Training, and Experience

Liscenced Mental Health Clinician Associate

Licsence # MC60958480


Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling/ Sexual Orientation Concentration

 -Goddard College


Bachelors of the Arts  in Gender Studies

-Evergreen State College 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Training

-EMDR Institute

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified

- Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress


Post Graduate Training in treating Sexual Assault/Abuse Victims

-Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

10 years of experience working with adults, teens and youth as a crisis therapist, case manager, group facilitator, and advocate.

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1701 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA

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