ABOUT ME

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. 

   My local clinical home is the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute: https://npsi.us.com

  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. CSWA works 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: 

Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

National Institute of Psychotherapies

Clinical Social Work Association

Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

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: 

 

LGBTQA

Artists

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). 

Kink