Disclosure Statement

Professional Education & Training

I hold a doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degree in learning disabilities from the Learning Disabilities Program at Northwestern University.

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.).

If your primary areas of concern extend beyond the mental disorders that I assess, diagnose, and treat, you may be best served by a Physician, Psychologist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist, Occupational Therapist, and/or other healthcare provider.

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.

WA State Licensure

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