My nickname is "Mo" and am comfortable with you calling me that. I was born in Ulm, Germany and immigrated to a small town in Illinois as a young girl. I spent my older childhood and younger adult years in Asheville, North Carolina before moving to Seattle in 1992. I lived in Centralia, Washington for about six years before moving back to Seattle. I live with my two Puggles, one of which you will be introduced to on this page.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
I earned my Masters in Psychology and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Seattle. Previous to my education in Clinical Psychology, I attained a Master of Teaching degree from Seattle Pacific University and, prior to that, a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a second major in Literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
In addition to my academic training, I completed a practicum at Antioch University Seattle’s Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic and a pre-doctoral internship at the Fremont Community Therapy Project (FCTP), where I am currently the assistant director. Throughout my training, I conducted a variety of assessment services including neuropsychological, mental health, disability, academic, and parenting. I am a primary assessment consultant and supervisor for current practicum students and interns at FCTP. I provided psychotherapy for a variety of concerns with a focus on complex trauma, disordered thinking, dissociation, and emotional dysregulation. I trained in and facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups, am a certified parenting evaluator through the Parenting Evaluation Training Program (PETP), and am a certified EMDR practitioner through EMDRIA. Additionally, I act as the APA Division 56 ECP Newsletter Editor
Prior to my experience at the Antioch Clinic and FCTP, I worked through the Department of Social and Health Services providing family preservation and family re-unification therapy services to families in crisis, worked at a juvenile prison in Lewis County, and as a behavioral specialist for the YMCA.
Izzy is my co-therapist. She is a 4-year-old Puggle who has been working as my assistant-in-training since May of 2012. Izzy began her position as co-therapist when her adopted sister, Luka (also a Puggle), needed to recover from several major surgeries. Izzy fell in love with her job and has continued on since her sister’s recovery. She continuously works on her skills and enjoys greeting clients, walking them in to session, and welcoming with kisses and tail wags. Izzy assists in a variety of ways including working with interpersonal boundaries, emotional regulation, and social skills. Her presence alone can be soothing and can assist in building rapport in the therapy relationship. Please let me know in advance if you are allergic to or afraid of dogs. Izzy only works at the Fremont location.
· American Psychological Association
· Washington Psychological Association
· International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
· APA Division 56: Division of Trauma Psychology
· APA Division 40: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
· APA Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women
· EMDR International Association
· American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology