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About Me

Personal Background

Originally from the California Bay Area, I came to Seattle for graduate school and have stayed for connections with family, friends and the beauty that surrounds this area. 

I am passionate about my interpersonal relationships, creating art and music, and drawing upon wonder and awe in everything from the little moments to expansive experiences. 

 

I also value being able to explore myself and the world through movement and try to facilitate more joy, inclusivity, intuition and ease within athletic spaces. Some of those activities I enjoy include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, yoga, swimming, cycling, (trail) running, and endurance races.

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Professional History

I originally became interested in nutrition to help heal my own relationship with food and body. In that process, I also became fascinated with the interaction between mind and body, and how to integrate wellness practices in a sustainable, inuitive and mentally healthy way. These interests inspired me to dive into the world of eating disorders, trauma-informed care, body justice and integrative nutrition.

As a dietitian working primarily with eating disorders and mental-health informed nutrition, I came to realize that often, it isn't just about the food. As a result, I decided to go back to school in order to support my clients more deeply with both their mental and physical health. In addition to eating disorders, my counseling interests have expanded to include trauma, depression, anxiety and grief and loss. 

My counseling style is collaborative and curious, guided by how to best connect with your Self. I have experience working with folks of many backgrounds, including those with complex trauma and those in the LGBT+ and BIPOC communities. 

Whether you're just curious about if counseling is right for you or if you're ready to jump in, please don't hesitate to reach out to get the conversation started!

Education

  • M.A Counseling Psychology Bastyr University

  • Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice Certificate of Training American Psychiatric Association

  • Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certificate of Training Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Nutritional Psychiatry Certificate of Training Continuing Education International

  • Dietetic Internship San Francisco State University

    • Training in eating disorder treatment at outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization levels of care

  • B.S Clinical Nutrition University of California, Davis

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