I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Development with a minor in Classics from the University of Arizona, a Master’s degree in Theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC) and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Houston. I began my training working with infants and very young children in a residential setting who had experienced abuse or neglect. From there I moved into mental health research and advocacy in the area of cultural and historical trauma in Canada and in the area of PTSD and substance use among first responders and veterans in the US. For the past several years I have devoted my time to my family and working primarily as a therapist in outpatient clinics and private practice. In my free time I enjoy running, spending time with my husband and our three kids, reading literature and poetry, and taking art classes. I look forward to meeting you!