Disclosure Statement

Professional Qualifications

I have been assessing, diagnosing, and treating school-age children who are experiencing learning difficulties for almost twenty-five years. I have conducted more than 2,500 assessments and have accumulated approximately 50,000 hours of clinical experience doing so.

I hold a doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degree in learning disabilities from the Learning Disabilities Program in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department of the School of Communication at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).

Learning disabilities is a general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical skills.

The mental disorders that I assess, diagnose, and treat, include language disorders, reading disorders (dyslexia), writing disorders (dysgraphia), math disorders (dyscalculia), and attention disorders.

I do not assess, diagnose, or treat other neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., other Communication Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Motor Disorders) or non-neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, etc.).

WA State Licensure

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (#LH60238712). Mental health counseling includes, but is not limited to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders.