Hello! I've been lucky enough to live in the peaceful and beautiful corner of the world that is the Pacific Northwest for the last five years. My roots are planted all around California but my true "home" is the beach. It was there that I first felt a deep sense of connection to the Earth and all her Wonder, and I often take day trips to the coast to tap back into that feeling.
I studied psychology in college and have always had a passion for the mental health field. There is nothing more interesting to me than humans and the way our brains work to keep us feeling safe and secure! I earned my Master's Degree in Couples and Family Therapy from Antioch University in Seattle, Washington and eventually began my own private practice here in Portland where I specialize in emotion-focused therapy working with teens. Along the way, I have gained most of my experience working with younger children across a wide variety of settings and it has been such a gift to be involved in the process of instilling a sense of independence and self-respect in their minds from an early age, and being a witness to their growing experience of general competence and love for self as a result. Kids believe in themselves when we believe in them!
I am continuously in awe of the levels of intelligence, creativity, and humor that children are capable of when given the freedom to express themselves. I am very excited to be a part of the wonderful team at The Treehouse, where kids are given all the space they need to shine.