Specialized Training
Specially trained in cognitive-behavioral, positive psychology, interpersonal and spiritual development, dialectical behavioral therapy, traditional psychotherapy, as well as substance abuse, addictions and recovery. I have experienced working with adult trauma survivors, mood, thought and co-occurring disorders; extensive training in and credentialed in substance abuse/dependency treatment, assessment, diagnosis, and various levels of addictions including psycho-educational.  I also  have experience with various anxiety disorders, and the multiple addictions which lie at the root of anger, depression, weight management, and impulse control challenges. I have a background working closely in both outpatient and inpatient settings with at risk youth and the difficult transition between adolescence and adulthood. Additionally I have several years experience working with in the legal community, human services and local community mental health in a variety of settings.

Continued Education & Certifications

Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Alaska Forum on Crystal Methamphetamine

Anxiety Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Brain Science & Cognitive Restructuring

Certified Drug Counselor since 2005

Compassion Fatigue Syndrome (Burn-Out)

Complimentary & Alternative Medicine

Crisis Intervention, Suicide Prevention & Intervention

Critical Incident Stress Management

DBT for Adults, Adolescents & Families

Diagnosis & of Bipolar Spectrum Disorder

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Eating & Anxiety Disorders, Treatment of

Effective Treatments for Dual Diagnosis

Ethics Professional Boundaries & Cultural

Ethics, HIPPA, Professional Confidentiality

Experiential Focusing

Fundamentals of HIV Prevention

Future of Counseling in Alaska

Healing Science Within DSM-IV-TR & DSM-V

Methamphetamine Epidemic
Overcoming Trauma & Addiction

Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery

Psychotropic Medications

Recovery, Health, Wellness & Self-Care

Relapse Prevention

Science of the Art of Psychotherapy

Spirituality & Psychological Treatment

The Ever Changing Brain

Treatment Planning

Trends in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Understanding Borderline Personality d/o

Understanding Personality Disorders

Understanding Schizophrenia

Assessments and Testing For:

Bariatric Pre-Surgery Assessment

Career/Life Work Transition

Diagnostic Determination

Drug & Alcohol Use Disorders




Professional Affiliations



    Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification, 207 E. Northern Lights Blvd., #212, Anchorage, AK, Chemical Dependency Counselor I (2006-2010).



    American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA (Member)



    Alaska Counseling Association.



    American Psychological Association (APA), Anchorage, AK 99511



    Board of Professional Counselors, State of Alaska, State of, Registered Licensed Professional Counselor, License No 596.



    EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Personal Development



    International Convention of Psychologists, Cape Town, So Africa (Member)


    International Positive Psychology Association, 19 Mantua Road, Mt Royal, NH

  • PATH International Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International