What are you areas of experience and specialized training?
My areas of experience and specialized training include:·
Work with children, youth, adolescents and families engaged in multiple systems, such as public school, child welfare, juvenile justice and medical systems
Children and adults with complex medical conditions and chronic illness
Children with developmental disabilities
Complicated/traumatic grief and loss
Identity development with focus on intersectional identities
Individual and group therapy
Trauma informed care
Art and movement based therapies
Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness based Compassion
Lifespan Integration Therapy
Self care for social workers and other care providers
What is your supervision style?
My supervision style is supportive, reflective and dynamic. I bring a social justice lens and critical framework to supervision that aims to keep myself and my supervisees on our growing edges, aware of privileges, triggers, blind spots and the social/historical context within which we are practicing. My social work practice and supervision is informed by my experiences as a queer person of color and I center LGBTQ and social workers of color in my supervision practice. I became an approved supervisor to make working towards LICSW licensure accessible and affordable. I am committed to supporting social workers in their growth as professionals and as people, to develop a social work practice that is sustainable, transformative and encourages work-life balance. I hold learning space with humility, humor and a heartfelt love for the work.
What is your educational background and license information?
University of Washington, Master's in Social Work, June 2004
University of Washington, Bachelor’s in Social Welfare, June 2001
My LICSW number is LW60160755 and I have been an Approved Supervisor in Washington State since 2013.