License Number: LH 60326324
My name is Annie, and I specialize in mental health counseling for youth and adolescents. I earned my Bachelor\'s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Western Washington University in 2006, and a dual Master\'s in School and Community Counseling from Washington State University in 2010. I have experience counseling youth in both school and community settings. I have worked as a wilderness therapist, career counselor, challenge course facilitator, an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital, and adolescent long term residential treatment. I have always been passionate about working with youth and fully believe in the healing nature of a wilderness experience. Backpacking is a passion of mine, and I began backpacking at the age of five. While earning my undergraduate degree in Recreation, I learned the value of play and its role as an essential component of well-being. Through experiential activities, people learn, grow, and challenge themselves physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. I bring my passion for the wilderness and adventure into my counseling practice. By helping youth connect with nature, I can help them connect with themselves. I combine traditional therapeutic techniques and counseling theories with adventure and animal-assisted therapy. Gryphon, my partner in counseling, is a 6-year-old Brittany Spaniel who is a registered therapy dog. He embodies unconditional love and acceptance, wrapped in a fur coat.
SESSION TYPES INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, FAMILIES
POPULATIONS ADOLESCENTS, CHILDREN, WOMEN
SPECIALTIES ABUSE (EMOTIONAL, SEXUAL, PHYSICAL), ADOLESCENTS & PARENTS (SEPARATION, INDIVIDUATION), ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER, CAREER COUNSELING, DEPRESSION, DUAL DIAGNOSIS, RECREATION THERAPY, SOCIAL SKILLS, ADDICTION & SUBSTANCE ABUSE, EDUCATIONAL THERAPIST