Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Central Washington University, 1994
Master in Education, Specialization in Counseling, Heritage University, 2002
I have worked in a variety of settings for over 15 years, including youth wilderness programs, public schools, outpatient clinics and over 4 years as a Behavioral Health Consultant at Yakima Pediatrics Associates.
Philosophy of Care:
I engage with patients and by identifying and using their core values, unique capabilities and culture, create positive behavioral change. I hope to foster emotionally safe relationships within families and communities. I work collaboratively with providers and other community resources to help families thrive and grow so that they have the opportunity to design satisfying and joyful lives.
The impact of trauma, attachment and mental health on chronic stress and disease in children and families.
I am the mother of nine children and six grandchildren. I love being in the mountains with family and friends- climbing, biking and hiking. Dancing, yoga and reading restore and uplift me.