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I am licensed a Master Social Work and as Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. I have training and am a certified provider for TRE (Trauma Release Exercises) and Level I practitioner for SE (Somatic Exercising). In addition I carry certifications in a Clinical Trauma Specialist Sex Trafficking and Exploitation, and a Certified Clinical Specialist with Trauma and Substance and in TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I have over 12 years of clinical experience in providing forensically informed trauma based treatment and had worked within a multi disciplinary approach-utilizing trauma focused cognitive behavioral interventions (TF-CBT), play based strategies and dialectical behavior interventions (DBT) when I was working with children and families in the areas of trauma, adjustment, and mental health issues resulting from individual / family distress. I have been providing clinical supervision since 2015 for therapists who are working on independent licensure for the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.
Arizona State University - Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, 2005
Arizona State University - Master of Social Work, 2009