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).
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
Therapists seeking a therapist/psychoanalyst
Tagalog/Filipino culture/language (Please note I am not ethnically Filipino).