I am very grateful to have the opportunity to use my wealth of experience to provide compassionate, informed, confidential care to my hypnotherapy and coaching clients. Starting out in the field of psychology, I just wanted to bring healing into the world. My focus was broad which gave me the opportunity to gather experience from working with people from all walks of life. I’ve worked with college students providing career counseling, in community and neighborhood counseling centers providing psychological counseling, day treatment centers working with chronically mentally ill patients. I’ve facilitated groups for theft offenders in a program called Theft Talk, as well as, facilitating groups for adult children of dysfunctional families at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon. I have worked with abused women at an abused women’s shelter in Virginia. In addition, I worked for over ten years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with injured workers. My work is also informed from my own life’s stressors and struggles, falling and getting up again, using those times as stepping stones to become healthier, stronger and more prosperous.
As a counselor, I was skeptical about hypnotherapy at first. However, through the program at Bastyr, I gained a great respect for its powerful impact on clients, as well as, the cost-effective nature of hypnotherapy due to its quick results in comparison to other therapies. After the birth of my daughter, I decided to realize my dream of working with clients one on one in private practice. My work scope has narrowed to those areas where my passion is greatest: habit change, pain management, psychological wellness. Alzheimer’s and postpartum education and planning.
I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals, thriving instead of surviving! Please call me for a complimentary, no obligation consultation.
- Master’s in Counseling, Western Michigan University, 1994
- Bachelor’s in Psychology, Aquinas College, 1989
- Certified Hypnotherapist, Bastyr University, 2013
- Certified in EFT
- Weight Management Certification, Bastyr University
- Postpartum Support International Warm-line, present
- Postpartum Support International, Certificate Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
- International Hypnosis Association
- National Guild of Hypnotists
- Postpartum Support International of Washington