I believe that helping others is a privilege, and daily I am grateful that others would allow me the privilege to be part of their life.
I hold a Bachelors Degree in Business and Communications from Calvin College where I graduated in 2004. While there I also spent much of my time studying music and religion. After working in business for four years I realized that I needed to be spending my life helping others. I received my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2011 from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. My practice is built on the knowledge that all people are both unique and are composed of individual desires, experiences, and gifts and at the same time we have common structures and aspects that make us tick as humans. For this reason I approach counseling with the philosophies of Psychodynamic theories including Object Relations Theory, while using specific practice skills such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Motivational Interviewing. This allows those I see to direct their own healing while at the same time allows us to specifically target the things that are affecting health and development.