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About Me


C a r i n ' s   B i o 

After receiving my BA in Business and Accounting from Seattle University in 1992 and working in Seattle with Tosco Northwest in accounting, I moved to Manhattan, NY and went to work with KPMG-Peat Marwick, LLC in their International Tax Department as an Expatriate Tax Specialist, working with our clients' expatriate executives and families who were employed and 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 in 1996. Upon graduating, I worked with Deloitte and Touche, LLC in Seattle in the Personal Financial Planning Practice.

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. Along my own journey through life I've experienced marriage, parenthood, divorce and blending a new family. 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, I opened my private practice on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle in 2009 where I continue to practice. 


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