I love being blanketed by evergreens, and feel at home near the water and in the woods.
My own growth has been propelled by my seventeen year relationship, commitment to personal and professional development, and by increasingly confronting my own limitations and short-comings from a place of determination and self-respect. I am also a mother, find pregnancy and birth monumental, primal experiences and am drawn to sexuality as being a portal to core aspects of oneself. I have owned my own businesses, as a birth doula, a photographer, and as a painter. All of these passions underscore my same desire: to notice barriers to depth, capacity and intimacy and call courage forth.
CREDENTIALS, EDUCATION, & EXPERIENCE
CREDENTIALS & EDUCATION
AASECT CERTIFIED SEX THERAPIST (post-graduate supervised work with couples and individuals who identify across the gender spectrum; work focused on couples and individuals who presented with sexual dysfunctions, infidelity, emotional infidelity, low or no sexual desire, sexual desire discrepancy, sexual fear, performance-based sexuality, sex minimized to penis-in-vagina penetration)
PRIOR TO LICENSURE SUPERVISED BY:
CIIP (Certified Integrated Intimacy Practitioner) through the Northwest Institute On Intimacy.
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State #LH60878464)
MA, COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
BA, PSYCHOLOGY, Magna Cum Laude University of Washington
2018, Board Member for Northwest Institute On Intimacy (advancing sexual health knowledge in the community)
2017: Presented to undergraduate and graduate students on sexual health and working with couples and individuals therapeutically around sexual issues at: Antioch University, University of Washington, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
2016, PSYCHOTHERAPIST, Seattle Intimacy & Sex Therapy, aka Jamie Abenroth Therapy
2016, SMALL GROUP FACILITATOR for therapists, Northwest Institute On Intimacy
2015-2016, CLINICAL INTERN, Seattle Counseling Service which serves the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and ally) community. My clients identified across the gender spectrum and sexual orientation spectrum.
CRUCIBLE NEUROBIOLOGICAL THERAPY, Training I (6 day intensive): Dr. David Schnarch
CRUCIBLE NEUROBIOLOGICAL THERAPY, Training II (6 day intensive): Dr. David Schnarch
AASECT ANNUAL CONFERENCE (5 day training with various topics presented: alternative sexualities, holistic sexuality, couples desire discrepancy, how embodiment changes the brain, current research on girls and consent in the United States)
EMBODIMENT & DESIRE (And how they change the brain) (5 day intensive), Dr. Stella Resnick
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE: TRAUMA (1 day intensive); Bessel van der Kolk, MD
MIND MAPPING THERAPY (4 day intensive); Dr. David Schnarch and Dr. Ruth Morehouse
EXPANDING THE PRACTICE OF SEX THERAPY FOR PROFESSIONALS: WOMEN'S SEXUAL STORIES (8 day intensive); Dr. Gina Ogden
SAR (SEXUAL ATTITUDES REASSESSMENT) FOR AASECT CANDIDATES (3 day intensive); Dr. Tina Shermer-Sellers
PASSION FOR LIFE: COUPLES INTIMACY RETREAT (4 day intensive); Dr. Tina Shermer-Sellers
PSYCHOTIC ASPECTS OF PERSONALITY ORGANIZATION (2 day training); Dr. Avedis Panajian
ADVANCED CLINICAL SEXOLOGY (5 day intensive); Dr. Tina Shermer-Sellers
PRACTICUM I (5 day intensive); The Crucible Approach by Dr. David Schnarch and Dr. Ruth Morehouse
PRACTICUM II (5 day intensive); The Crucible Approach by Dr. David Schnarch and Dr. Ruth Morehouse
EXTRA-RELATIONAL AFFAIRS (4 day intensive); Dr. David Schnarch and Dr. Ruth Morehouse
WOMEN'S INTEGRATIVE SEX THERAPY (3 day intensive); Dr. Gina Ogden
EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE IN WORKING WITH PERSONALITY DISORDERS (2 day training), Dr. Avedis Panajian
PASSIONATE MARRIAGE RETREAT (4 day intensive); Dr. David Schnarch and Dr. Ruth Morehouse
WOMEN'S SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION CONFERENCE (3 day intensive); Dr. Ruth Morehouse