WHO AM I
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) in the State of Washington (License # MC60555798). I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. Following undergraduate work, I was a high-school-level Biology and Physics teacher in Ghana for 2 years with the Peace Corps. I then came back to the United States and worked as a Research Scientist with a startup in Cambridge, Massachusetts for 5 years. During my time in Massachusetts, I also volunteered as an associate pastor with a local church. These experiences led me to pursue counseling psychology as a vocation wherein I could integrate my passion for humanitarian, scientific, and transformative work with people.
I went on to receive a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. While pursuing my MA, I interned at the Recovery Café working closely with men and women from all walks of life on their journey of recovery from various addictions and mental health issues. Upon graduation, I worked on the teaching staff at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in the Psychology department as a Practicum Facilitator helping men and women grow in their awareness of self and other in preparation for their future work in the caring professions.
My postgraduate interests have led me to pursue training in working with trauma, and the development of a theoretical and philosophical model of personhood.