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
Licensed Mental Health Clinician
License # LH61204413
Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling/ Sexual Orientation Concentration
Bachelors of the Arts in Gender Studies
-Evergreen State College
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Training
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
Over 10 years of experience working with adults, teens and youth as a crisis therapist, case manager, group facilitator, and advocate.