I received my undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 2001 in Women’s Studies and my interest in community activism and social justice led me to pursue a graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. After graduation in 2002, I focused on further development of clinical skills and worked in a variety of practice settings working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, substance abuse, to those affected by medical conditions and emergent mental health crises. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon since 2007 and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of Washington since 2015. I have completed a Sexual Health Certificate at The University of Michigan School of Social Work to become a certified sex therapist and sexuality educator. In addition, I have trained using Gottman Method for couples therapy.