Credentials

Credentials, Education & Experience

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  • 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

EXPERIENCE: 

  • 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.

TRAINING SESSIONS:

  • 2018:

    • 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

  • 2016:

  • 2015:

    • 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

  • 2014:

    • WOMEN'S SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION CONFERENCE (3 day intensive); Dr. Ruth Morehouse

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists)

  • NWIOI (Northwest Institute On Intimacy)