The Counseling Office is here to provide you with a safe and supportive environment as you pursue your education at CPTC. Counseling staff strive to provide a positive, and inclusive space to work through the various challenges students encounter in life. We prioritize your success, health, and overall well-being. Our licensed and license eligible Mental Health Counselors offer free services to current CPTC students.
CPTC Counselors provide the following services:
- Individual Counseling: Short term mental/behavioral health counseling to learn strategies, manage symptoms and build skills. While students may seek counseling for a variety of reasons, some short term topics might include:
- Managing emotions/thoughts
- Balancing work, school, and life
- Time management
- Crisis services: Support for challenges that are urgent and need immediate assistance. Some examples include:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Harm to self or others
- Death of a loved one
- Assaultive behaviors
- Psychological distress
- Connection to community: Help navigating more long-term support options in the community as needed.
- Workshops/presentations: Work with faculty for in-class presentations, or individual consultations on a variety of behavioral health topics.
Note: For mental health emergencies, contact the Pierce County Crisis Line at 1-800-576-7764 or call 911.
Counseling services are by appointment. Please call 253-589-5548 for availability and to set up an appointment.
I am originally from Tennessee and moved here from Louisville, KY in 2021. I received a Bachelor of Science in Music from Austin Peay State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from East Tennessee State University. My hobbies include anything related to video games, Star Wars, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I am a BIPOC & LGBTQ+ positive counselor. My counseling techniques involve Talk Therapy with Solution-Focused Therapy and Strength-Based Therapy.
I have been immersed within the Clover Park community since 2014 holding various positions, from being a student turned graduate then to employee! After the completion of my Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I began my journey walking along side individuals seeking to improve their mental health. I come to you from a place of many life experience that have led me down the path to professionally practice in the world of Mental Health, not pretending to know all the answers, but knowing each answer is unique to the individual. I approach treatment from a lens of strengths based and person-centered methods, with a dash of narrative therapy techniques. You are the author of your story, and I walk along side you, supportively, as you tell it, helping you develop your own unique way of healing that is meaningful to you. I enjoy working with the LGBTQIA++ community, single parents, veterans and families. Now is your chance to tell your story, and to write it as you go.
Credentials: Washing State Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate MC61262618
I have a Bachelor of Science in Community Health specialization Chemical Dependency from Central Washington University and a Masters of Arts in Psychology emphasis in Counseling from Chapman University. My education has allowed me the opportunity to work with people in need as well as teach within the Community and Technical College setting. In 2007 I decided to combine my experience and started working at Clover Park Technical College. Here I am able to offer educational advising as well as personal counseling. CPTC is a place that allows students to grab a hold of their new future that has no boundaries- Sky's the limit! I am very fortunate to be a part of that.