: I am an Idaho native and currently reside in Meridian. I received my Masters in Counseling from Boise State University in 2003 and began counseling in a local mental health agency, where I stayed for two years before moving on to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where I worked as the Patient Services Manager for three years before deciding to go into private practice in 2008. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, RESOLVE, and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in 1991 at the age of 20 and subsequently underwent total body irradiation, chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant at Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Within a few months of my bone marrow transplant, I married my high school sweetheart while still tethered to an IV pole. Through assisted reproduction and ovum donation, my husband and I became parents in 2002 and again in 2008, with two miscarriages in between.
I am particularly passionate about working with individuals working through grief and loss, cancer survivors, couples struggling with infertility, and Christian counseling.