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Education & Training


I have a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Washington and a master's degree in counseling psychology from Northwest University. I have completed an additional 60 hours of training in clinical hypnotherapy and an additional 50 hours and certificate in EMDR.  My experience includes counseling at an inpatient substance abuse treatment center and working with chemically dependent individuals, many with histories of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, co-occurring disorders and relationship difficulties. I am a former foster parent and the mother of 6 (some adopted) children and have worked for years with children in the foster care system.  I am currently licensed as a mental health counselor and a certified clinical hypnotherapist.​

Meet Marty, my therapy helper

Marty is a Maltese /Deer Chihuahua mix. He’s up for pets or lounging around and provides a calming presence.

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