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I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State (LH 60777033), a mom and Love & Logic parenting skills instructor. I hold a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Seattle University and a Bachelor’s in Clinical Psychology as well as Ethnic Relations & Cultures.

​I’ve been working as a children’s mental health professional since 2013.  After 4 years as a school counselor, I have gained valuable insight into helping families navigate communication with the school. In addition to having worked in a variety of agencies, as a member of Washington Association of Play Therapy and a member of American Mental Health Counselors Association, I value active learning and involvement in organizations to stay current in my profession.


My practice emphasizes existential and humanistic approaches. I respect what my clients bring into the session and start from what’s in the room to expand on what’s in their life journey. Human beings learn and adapt from past experiences. A reaction in the past that successfully helps them through challenging times could  stay with them and become a part of their character over time.  Collectively, these characters make up who a person is and how they interact with the world and even become how they subconsciously view themselves. I believe character traits of a person are unique and each aspect hopes to be understood, seen and recognized.

A professional and safe counseling relationship gives people a chance to learn more about these traits in themselves, which oftentimes are their strength, and are sometimes what makes them stuck with the new challenges they are facing. When clients gain clarity  about their traits, they are usually empowered to unfold more capacity inside  themselves to go further. It’s a profound privilege to be part of my clients’ life journey, and embrace together what’s to come.

Contact me and see if we are a good fit. 



  • Member – Washington State Association for Play Therapy

  • Member – American Mental Health Counselors Association 

  • Board Member – Washington State Association for Play Therapy, 2014-2017 


  • Master of Arts in Psychology – Seattle University, WA

  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Relations and Cultures-- National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan


  • Being with Grace Counseling – Psychotherapist, 2013- Present

  • Roots Church – Kids Program Director, 2018- 2023 

  • Love and Logic Parenting Class – Facilitator, 2014- Present

  • Sammamish Montessori School – School Counselor, 2013- 2017

  • Speaker at University of Washington Summer Internship Program, Eastside Mother's Group, Taiwan Overseas Community affairs council, 2015

  • Sound Mental Health – Child and Family Therapist in training, 2011-2012

  • Nan Hua Elementary School, Taiwan – School Counselor in training, 2007  

  • Bali Psychiatric Center, Taiwan – Psychotherapist in training, 2007

  • Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taiwan – Clinical Psychotherapist in training, 2006  

  • Hua Lien County Juvenile, Taiwan – Counselor in training, 2005 


  • "It Could Happen to Anyone: Working with Victims/Survivors of Domestic Abuse" Presented by Alyce LaViolette, MS, MFT on June 23, 2023

  • "Clinical Focus on Borderline Personality Disorder" Presented by Philip Feldman, PhD, LCSW on March 17, 2023

  • "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Depression" Presented by Philip Feldman, PhD, LCSW on May 4, 2023

  • " Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Introduction to Diagnostics and Treatment with Exposure and Response Prevention" Presented by Erin Terada, PsyD, CEDS-S on February 23, 2023

  • "Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth in Clinical Practice" Presented by Dr. Kristie Overstreet on March 30, 2023

  • "Introduction to Sandtray Therapy" Presented by Megan Cinnamon, LPCC-S, ICST-P on April 21, 2023

  • "Rethinking Suicide" Presented by Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP on April 8, 2022

  • "Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse" Presented by Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford, LMFT on December 3, 2021

  • Mindfulness and Pandemic-Related StressAugust 1, 2023 Instructor(s)/Presenter(s):Ken Springer, PhD

  • Preventing Teen Suicide" Presented by Dr. Lisa Firestone on June 15, 2023

  • "Helping Clients in Narcissistic and Emotionally Abusive Relationships" Presented by Darlene Lancer, LMFT on June 30, 2022

  • "Supporting Family Engagement in Youth Mental Health Care" Presented by Glenda Clare, PhD, LCAS, CCS, LPCA on January 29, 2021

  • "#MeToo-Informed Therapy: Helping Men Wake Up and Women Speak Up" Presented by David Wexler, PhD on June 25, 2021

  • "How to Maximize Patient Engagement and Effectiveness in Addiction Treatment" Presented by Lori Ryland, PhD, LP, CAADC, CCS, BCBA-D on May 21, 2021

  • ​"Forgiveness: A Double-Edged Sword of Trauma Therapy" Presented by Robert T. Muller, PhD on February 28, 2020

  • The Abandonment of Creative Conflict-Feeling the Feelings of Abandonment, The Process of Forgiveness of Abandonment- Franco Scabbiolo, 2018

  • Expanding the Psychoanalytic Model of Change - Kenneth A. Frank, PhD, 2018

  • Hakoniwa Group Sandplay-expressing and releasing trauma symbolically in a facilitated group- Ellen Searle Lebel, LMFT, BC-DMT, CST-T, 2018 

  • "Treating Pain and Anxiety with Hypnosis and Guided Imagery" Presented by Maggie Phillips, PhD on February 24, 2017

  • Beyond the Basics of PTSD Treatment, Lori Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW, 2017  

  • Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents, Randi Jensen, MA, LMHC, CCDC, 2017

  • Working with Children Impacted by the Trauma of Domestic Violence, Jennifer Dieringer Krasnow, LICSW, CMHS, 2017

  • Integrating Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Play Therapy for Children and Teens,Becky Rudd PhD, LMFT, LMHC, RPT-S, NCC, 2017

  • "The Nature of Anxiety: Understanding the Worry Cycle to Avoid the Reassurance Trap" Presented by Barry Barmann, PhD on June 24, 2016

  • "I Never Meant to Hurt You: Recognizing Personal Bias and Deepening Your Cultural Sensitivity" Presented by Michael Kahn, LPC, JD on May 6, 2016

  • Good Bye Ed, Hello Me, Jenni Scharfer,, 2016

  • Getting to Know You: Therapeutic Strategies to Assist Patients in Approaching, Caring For, and Accepting Their Bodies. Natalie Goodwin, PhD, 2016

  • Working with Traumatized Children & Adolescents, Kimberly Henderson, MA, MFT, LMHC, 2016

  • Serious Play: Using Play Therapy to Address Depression, Anxiety, Self-harm and Suicidal ideation, Holly Willard LCSW, RPT-S, 2016

  • Navigating Ethical Issues in Child, Play and Family Therapy, Becky Rudd PhD, LMFT, LMHC, RPT-S, NCC, 2016

  • Integrative Play Therapy for Treatment of Abuse & Trauma, Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LISW, LCSW, RPT-S, 2016

  • Working with Parents in Play Therapy, Krissy Perry, M.Ed., LMHC, RPT, 2016

  • Creative Play Therapy Techniques for Children & Families, Liana Lowenstein, MSW, 2015

  • Treating Truma and Traumatic Grief Through Play Therapy: Application in a Clinical Setting, Cary, McAdams Hamilton, MA, LMFT, RPT-S, 2015

  • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk, Mark R. Hoagland, MA, LMHC, 2015

  • Sandplay: Therapy inside the box, Becky Rudd, Phd, LMFT, LMHC, RPT-S, 2015 

  • Healing Attachment Wounds in Sandplay with Children and their Families, Leslie Johannes, MEd, LMFT, CST, 2014   

  • A Guide to Play Therapy and the Modern Family, Clair Mellenthis, LCSW, RPT-S, Holly Willard, LCSW, 2014

  • Love and Logic- Parenting the Love and Logic way Instructor Training, 2014

  • Creative Interventions Training for Adolescents, Scott Riviere MS, LPC, RPT-S, 2013

  • Play Therapy: A Window into a Child’s World, Rosie Newman, MA, LMHC, 2013

  • "Best Practices for Successful Legal and Ethical Online Counseling and Coaching" Presented by Marlene M. Maheu, PhD on September 14, 2012

  • Transforming the Difficult Child, Dorian Nieburgs, MA, LMHC, 2011

  • Earlier intervention, Prevention and the Managing of Aggressive Behaviors, Jennifer Brown, 2011

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina, 2011

  • Family Therapy, Seattle University, WA, 2010

  • Art Therapy, Taiwan National Taichung University of Education, 2008

  • Hypnotherapy, Taiwan National Dong Hwa University, 2007

  • Sand Tray Therapy, Taiwan National Dong Hwa University, 2006

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Taiwan National Dong Hwa University, 2006

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