I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Idaho and am currently receiving supervision toward my clinical license (LCPC). I am also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Idaho School Counselors Association (ISCA). I received a Master’s in Counseling from Boise State University and have been employed by the West Ada School District for 13 years. Prior to that I worked in the Nampa School District for two years. Before becoming a counselor, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Latvia, Eastern Europe from 1997 to 1999, where I taught English as a foreign language to high school students. The relationships I developed as a Volunteer, working with youth, inspired me to become a counselor.
I enjoy working with children and families and helping each person tell his/her own story from a Client-Centered approach. I believe that problem-solving is a collaborative effort, in which communication is key for all participants involved--child and family together. Change is hard, but it is possible.