I am trained in social work as well as academic studies and psychoanalytic training. I earned a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree in mental health from Loyola University Chicago. I hold three academic degrees (MA, MA, PhD) from the University of Chicago. My research in both the social sciences and humanities is informed by psychoanalytic theory, which also frames my object relations orientation to clinical work. I’ve found the interdisciplinary knowledge gained from my graduate studies extremely helpful in understanding my patients.
I am a member of the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (NPSI) where I am a candidate for psychoanalysis, the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS), the International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization (IPSO), the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study (NWAPS).
I belong to the National Association of Social Workers and I am fully licensed in Washington State. I practice privately in Seattle. I am a Give-An-Hour provider for Veterans of the U.S. Military.
Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (Candidate)
CORST (Committee on Research and Special Training): American Psychoanalytic Association (2008)
University of Chicago: PhD Humanities (2007)
Loyola University Chicago: MSW Mental Health (2006)
University of Chicago : MA Humanities (1997)
University of Chicago: MA Sociology (1995)
Richmond College, The American University of London: BA psychology (1991)