Training and Experience

Training and Experience



I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho (LPC), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington (LMHC), and I’m a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC).


Certifications include:

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
  • Certified facilitator of Prepare/Enrich, the top premarital couple assessment.
  • Certified facilitator of the Centerpoint Institute Cycles of Change model.

I’m also an approved facilitator of the Gottman Relationship Checkup assessment.



My clinical experience and training include:


  • Counseling couples, families, and children in private-sector practice. I’ve counseled couples from 19 years old (and not married, yet) to couples who’ve been married over 40 years. I’ve worked with individual clients from the age of 3 years old to 89 years old.
  • Grief counseling with hospice, terminal illness, violent loss, and suicide loss survivors, leading support groups, and teaching bereavement classes
  • Working with trauma survivors affected by PTSD and C-PTSD due to childhood trauma, war-related trauma, and sudden, violent losses
  • Counseling individuals with a wide variety of mental health disorders for the State of Washington and in large Community Clinical Mental Health Centers (I’ve seen a lot)
  • Leading Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups for a frontier-designated non-profit mental health center


Hundreds of hours of specialized professional trainings too numerous to list, including:


  • Lifespan Integration Trauma Treatment
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Bader Developmental Model of Couples Therapy: Year Long Program
  • Levels 1 & 2 of the Gottman Method of Couples Counseling
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Externship & Core Skills Plus (Approved by ICEEFT & Dr. Susan Johnson)
  • Numerous Research-based, Strength-based and Somatic-based Trauma and Anxiety Therapy Trainings
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Equine-assisted Mental Health & Competencies in Adventure Based Therapy
  • Professional Coach Training for organizations and individuals, The Coaches Training Institute
  • Centerpoint Natural Cycles of Change© certified facilitator for groups and organizations
  • Navigators Group and Leadership training


Before I became a counselor, I managed programs working with at-risk middle school kids, college students, and medical providers. I provided retreat and staff trainings in large organizational settings and held a variety of management positions in the worlds of for-profit, non-profit, and academic organizations.

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