My work as an illustrator, where I interpret psychological concepts into playful visuals, informs one of my favorite parts about doing therapy with individuals: helping people find their own strengths and use them to translate between their unique internal experience and the external world.
I grew up in rural Kansas, received a bachelor’s degree in English in Missouri, and before my career shift into the mental health field, I spent 11 years working in tech. I launched several e-commerce companies including, eventually, my own. My experience as an entrepreneur in the tech field gives me an inside perspective on the unique challenges of highly-driven individuals experiencing symptoms of burnout.
I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Before branching into private practice I was based in a community mental health clinic in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of South Seattle, where I worked with teens and adults with diverse challenges.
[Note: my therapy practice is currently closed as I relocate from Seattle to Saint Louis.
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