I am a cultural anthropologist and licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) who focuses on ecopsychology. I have over 10 years of experience in various counseling and psychotherapeutic roles in an assortment of settings – especially within the context of community mental health and private practice.

I provide culturally responsive training, counseling, and clinical supervision that is holistic and grounded in earth-based wisdom and healing. I believe that we all have the capacity to heal and need encouragement on the path to healing, wholeness, and liberation. My work is centered on providing trainees, clients, and students with the tools to become rooted, to thrive, and to grow.

My work focuses on people who are working on issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, psychospiritual issues, and other challenges to a person’s wellbeing. While I am trained in evidenced-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, I also believe that alternative ways of approaching healing are essential to personal and psychospiritual development, especially when coupled with liberatory and ecologically grounded methods.

I am an experienced teacher and enjoy helping people understand concepts from a variety of perspectives. I have served as a college instructor at the UW (Seattle and Bothell), as a part-time instructor at Cornish College of the Arts, and as a part-time college instructor at Columbia College Chicago. I was the Editor of the journal, Anthropology of Consciousness from 2015-2018 and from 2020-2022. I am currently a Faculty member in the department of Health and Community Studies at Western Washington University.