I have over 17 years experience working in a variety of mental health settings.  I received my bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Utah State University and went onto complete my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.  

      I graduated from the National Training Program at the National Institute of Psychotherapies (www.nipinst.org) in New York City,  in Contemporary Psychoanalysis in December 2021. 

  Periodically, I teach/speak for the University of Washington.  I have predominantly taught courses on clinical social work and the impact of trauma on personality structure.    

  I am on the board of the (national) Clinical Social Work Association: https://www.clinicalsocialworkassociation.org.  We work to strengthen the policies that inform clinicians across the country, and support local state chapters.  

  I am licensed in Washington state as an (LICSW) Independent Clinical Social Worker (#LW 60233674).

Clinical Affiliations: 

National Institute of Psychotherapies

Clinical Social Work Association

Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and Society

Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study

National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

Areas of Interest

I tend to think of “specialty” in the context of ,areas of interest, rather than any sort of mastery towards a particular type of person's life experience.  


That said, there are certain cultural nuances I may be somewhat more acquainted with than some others.  Here is a list of those areas: 




White Folks undoing racism

Mixed-Ethnic/Racial identity

Religious background

Therapists seeking a therapist/psychoanalyst

Tagalog/Filipino culture/language (Please note I am not ethnically Filipino).