Federal Way, Washington 98003
Profession(s)Mental Health Professional
The decision to divorce is never made lightly. It influences more than just the two people who are making this legal choice. Mental health professionals are there to help navigate the emotional challenges and consequences not only for the divorcing couple, but for family members. We often help parents formulate the parenting plan to reflect the needs of their children and sometimes meet with the children to help them understand their parents’ divorce. They are on hand to help parents co-parent from two different homes and help their children transition to having two residences. Like rubber bumpers on a car, mental health professionals are there to soften the emotional collisions that are inevitable when two people make such a big choice.
Professional ActivitiesCollaborative Professionals of Washington Past President Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County Past President IACP and CPW Conference Past Presentor Trainer, Collaborative Law Beginning and Intermediate Training Adjunct Faculty Brigham Young University Idaho
Eastern Washington University, 1985
Brigham Young University, 1975
EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Thought Field Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management, Mediation, and other trauma therapies.
BS in Child Development and Family Relations
MS in Counseling Psychology
CommentsI view collaborative law as the best way to help families and individuals going through divorce achieve this difficult transition with peace, dignity and respect. My years as a counselor taught me that litigated divorce created lasting hurts that are seldom, if ever, healed and I knew there had to be a better way. When I discovered collaborative law I knew I'd found that way. I'm committed to helping those who, while they are at such an emotionally vulnerable point at their lives, benefit from this new and compassionate way of moving through divorce and going forward.