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, those affected by medical conditions and emergent mental health crises.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Oregon since 2007 and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISCW) in the State of Washington since 2015.
I have completed additional clinical training from The University of Michigan School of Social Work in sex therapy and education, Gottman Method for couples therapy, and Emotional Focused Therapy. I am a certified sex therapist through the Academy of American Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and am a member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.