I received a Masters Degree in Counseling in 2004 from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington and have been in private practice since that time.  I received a Masters Degree in speech-language pathology from Western Michigan University in 1977 with an emphasis on neurology, normal language development, and language disabilities.  During my years as a speech language therapist in a neuro-psychological hospital and in the public school system, I developed expertise working with children, adolescents and adults who exhibited language, articulation, and social cognitive disorders.  It was during this time I found that I am a good listener with a passion for working with the social-emotional overlay of communication.

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Washington State, #60067250
  • Licensed by National Board for  Certified Counselors and Affiliates, #350213
  • Licensed by American Speech Language and Hearing Association, #00608067


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