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Couple by a Lake

About Me


C a r i n a ' s   B i o 

After receiving my BA in Business and Accounting from Seattle University and working in Seattle in Accounting and Tax, I moved to Manhattan, NY and worked with KPMG-Peat Marwick, LLC in their International Tax, working with expatriate executives and families living abroad. After a great experience in New York City, I moved back to Seattle to attend the Masters in Professional Accounting in Taxation program at the University of Washington. Upon graduating, I joined Deloitte and Touche, LLC in Seattle in the Personal Financial Planning Practice. Along-side of my private practice, I have worked with Brighton Jones as a financial advisor and Premera Blue Cross as well as Amazon and Microsoft in HR consulting and program management functions. 

During the better part of the last decade and a half, I have taken time to raise my three amazing children, who have taught me much about life and love. During my life journey, I have personal experience with marriage, parenthood, single parenthood, divorce, blending families, career and navigating the complexities of elder care. The richness and complexity of all of these experiences, as well as going through my own process of therapy, influenced my decision to pursue a career as a Marriage and Family Therapist. After researching many programs in the area, I entered the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Seattle Pacific University in 2007. Upon completing the program and my clinical internship at Compass Health (Non-profilt Community Health Based Care), I opened my private practice on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle in 2009. I continue to practice and have transitioned to video therapy. 


E d u c a t i o n 

Seattle University, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting

• University of Washington, Masters of Professional Accounting in Taxation

• Seattle Pacific University, Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy


P r o f e s s I o n a l  A s s o c i a t i o n s ,  E t h i c s,
 a n d  L i c e n s i n g 

I am an Associate member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) which is a national board that oversees practice of its members. The board seeks to uphold the highest professional and ethical standards possible while overseeing Marriage and Family Therapists in the United States by adhering to the AAMFT Code of Ethics. Additionally, its members meet rigorous standards for education, training, and clinical experience. To learn more about the board, its members, or the AAMFT Code of ethics, visit their website at aamft.org.

I am also an Associate member of the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (WAMFT). The mission of WAMFT is to network, educate, and advocate for the enrichment of its members, the advancement of the Marriage and Family Therapy profession, and the health of its communities. The State of Washington and the Department of Health oversee the licensing and credentialing of Marriage and Family Therapists within its jurisdiction in WA State. To review licensing requirements of Marriage and Family Therapists, please visit the website of the Washington State Legislature and review The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapter 18.225.

My Washington State LMFT credential number is #LF 60522290.



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