My Education and Training



Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy
Fuller Theological Seminary: Pasadena, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and in Religion
Hope College: Holland, MI


I am fluent in:

  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • and can speak some Turkish!



I am certified to use the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment inventory in marital, pre-marital and relationship counseling.

I completed training for certification as a Family Wellness Instructor. For more information on Family Wellness Associates™, please click here.

I am in process of completing a 140-hr certification training to be a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).

I have completed a 30-hr training for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy through ICEEFT, the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.


Professional Affliliations

I am a clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a professional organization dedicated to ensuring its members maintain excellent practice in their specific field and receive ongoing training in the latest developments. For additional information on AAMFT, please click here.

I am a member of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), another professional organization that exists to train and equip mental health professionals with the most researched material for work with individuals experiencing trauma and addiction. For additional information on IITAP, please click here.

I am a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), which provides education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide. I am a trained Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) responder. For more information on ICISF, please click here.