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Mountain Ridge

Clinical Supervision

I am a Washington State WAC approved supervisor for those seeking licensure as independent clinical social workers. I work from a trauma informed approach and incorporate teaching the components of EMDR along with developing and promoting the development of counseling skills and approaches. I will provide evaluations and assessments of your clinical skills. 


I will assist you in reviewing and assessing client treatment plans, including short and long-term goals and reviewing clinical records to evaluate the necessary level of patient care. We will address legal and ethical issues within mental health counseling and I will track documentation and record-keeping for organizational and administrative purposes.


Individual and group rates available. Inquire by email or click on the button below


As your social work consultant, I will educate you on the ins and outs of many agencies comprising our large social system. Gain a deeper understanding of  how non-profits compliment and address deficiencies in existing government programs. Explore the intersectionality of roles within the legislature, criminal justice, law enforcement, medical, mental health, education, housing, transportation and welfare systems. Learn how to set your agency apart by enhancing your existing programs and creating innovative solutions to address the most pressing needs of our vulnerable populations.


Review and develop policies and procedures to ensure that your clients receive care that is informed, safe and conducive to healing. Save money through efficient problem solving strategies aimed at getting your projects completed and funded for implementation.


When the scope or complexity of your project exceeds the abilities of your staff and budget, I will provide professional and unique perspectives your potential consumers might bring to the table and the data and organization needed to attract solid private funding.  More than likely, I have experience with past projects that mirror your current situation and can ease anxiety related to change. Requires a consulting service agreement. Sliding fee scale offered.


When addressing social issues through media, it's important to consider how characters and systems are portrayed in order to reduce stigmas, stereotypes and discrimination while increasing awareness regarding strengths, culture, diversity, racial disparities and needs. You'll find encouragement to expose truths, norms and deviants playing roles in the identified problem and support for delivering your story, however, big or small.


I have experience with radio copy writing, producing and editing, screenwriting (story pitching, character development, story line trajectory, scene creation & dialogue) and acting for the stage and film. I was a recipient of thefilmschool 2011 summer intensive scholarship program based on my short runner-up dramedy, Something Be Easy. I received a runner-up prize for an Advil commercial competition and have worked on multiple films originating in the Seattle area.


Learn all about trauma, its impact on individuals and communities, and EMDR treatment as it relates to your industry.


I am a Certified EMDR through EMDRIA and currently taking consultees to provide supervision to other clinicians wishing to become EMDR trained. 


Seattle SPACE

Swell Sessions Intensive EMDR Prep Program

South Whatcom Fire Authority Peer Support Program



Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

In 1987, psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro made the chance observation that eye movements can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts. Dr. Shapiro studied this effect scientifically and in 1989 she reported success, using EMDR to treat victims of trauma, in the Journal of Traumatic Stress. EMDR has continued to develop and evolve through the contributions of therapists and researchers all over the world. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. 

  1. History Taking (1-2 Sessions)
    In this stage, I will be learning your history and conducting assessments to gain an awareness of your current level of functioning. I will be creating a target sequence plan, an overview of what affects you from your past and a template for future reprocessing. In this phase you are likely to discuss touchstone events, previous significant experiences that contribute to your current symptoms. You may be surprised to learn how current life circumstances are directly linked  to your experiences with past events you may not understand are affecting you. 

  2. Preparation (1-4 Sessions)
    In this phase I will administer a brief assessment to identify if you experience dissociation. I will be teaching and equipping you with coping skills and helping you create a safe-place that you can access at any time through cueing. We will talk about your support system . You will learn about bilateral stimulation (BLS), the back-and-forth eye movements, sounds, or tactile sensations that help the right and left hemispheres to process the traumatic material and activate the brain’s Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) system. 

  3. Assessment
    In this phase I will teach you what a template is and we will determine what you want to target. I will ask you for any images, thoughts, memories, physical sensations, or anything else that is disturbing you regarding the target. I will have you rate yourself on a scale from 0-10 with 10 representing "most disturbing". I will assist you in identifying a negative cognition, and a positive cognition, and to rate how true your positive cognition feels (when you are being triggered by targeted material) on a scale of 1-7 with 7 representing "totally true." The goal is to get the disturbance to 0 and the positive cognition to 7. 

  4. Desensitization
    This phase is when the BLS comes into play. Those who have used EMDR know that this is where one targets triggers. All of your senses become involved as you process the disturbance you are targeting. There is not a lot of talking during this process; rather, we will have brief check ins to discover what material your brain is bringing up, and then go back to moving your eyes back and forth, hearing the tones, or feeling the taps. This is where AIP comes into play, and your brain will recycle the material for your nervous system to release it as it did not get to at the time. 

  5. Installation
    Next, we will install the positive cognition that you chose with the BLS, but before we do, we recheck to see if the positive cognition has changed at all. It often does because you have moved further on in your healing. We will also check to see how true that positive cognition feels to you, using the same 1-7 scale from phase three. We then keep using the BLS to see if anything is getting in the way. When you get to a 7, completely true, we move to phase six.

  6. Body Scan
    Just as the name suggests, you will be asked to mentally scan your body to find any sensations or tensions that signal that something is still stuck regarding the target. If there are any lingering sensations, we will continue with the BLS.

  7. Closure
    This will look and sound different depending on whether your session was complete or incomplete. You will close down the material and do a final check. You will also use various methods, including imagery, to contain the material that is still not processed. This may include returning to your safe place or creating a container to hold anything that may become to distressing in between sessions.

  8. Reevaluation
    Though it looks like the last step, the reevaluation phase spirals back as if it were the beginning. I will do a check in at the beginning of your next session to reevaluate your disturbance level regarding the target from the last session. This helps me determine if your disturbance is still neutral and if your positive cognition still rings true. If the previous EMDR session was incomplete, the cycle begins again at phase four.


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