I grew up in Southern Arizona and attended the University of Arizona, earning my bachelors degrees in both Communication and in Psychology. During my time there is when I began working in the mental health care field.
When I realized I wanted more tools to help people navigate their emotions, relationships, and life, I decided to go to grad school to become a therapist. I moved to Hawaii and studied at Chaminade University of Honolulu to earn my Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family. I worked in the community in mental wellness for several years while I completed my graduate degree.
From there, I worked in drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities in in-patient, out-patient and detox levels of care. Working with individuals, group therapy sessions and in couples sessions, I realized how so many of my clients’ concerns centered around their relationships, regardless of what additional struggles they may be facing.
While in Hawaii, I met and married my husband Mike, who was stationed there with the military. When he completed his time with the Navy, we decided to move back to his home town, Boise, ID, and have been happily growing our roots here in the Treasure Valley since.
We now have two daughters, and are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this summer! Our marriage has been GREATLY improved by the skills and tools we’ve been lucky to learn and practice.
When I’m not doing therapy, I’m reading about therapy! Otherwise, I love spending time with my family and dog, going to community events, going camping, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest!