Training and Education

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the state of Washington with a Master’s degree in Social Work from SUNY Stony Brook, New York. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from University of Colorado, Boulder. I am certified in Hypnotherapy through Bastyr University, and also have level II EMDR training and level II Reiki certification. Additionally I have done training and conduct ongoing education and research with the University of Washington in MABT (mindful awareness in body therapy) through a grant with NIH (National Institutes of Health). I have studied and begun Hakomi work/training in the direction of certification and place great importance on continuing education, awakening and opening to new understanding of neuroscience, healing and the body. I participate in ongoing professional consultation and collaborative  training opportunities for growth.


Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel ... the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself. 
— e.e. cummings