M.A. in Social Work from Chamberlain University
Professional Licensure Wa State DOH
*Speak fluent Amharic
I was born in Arizona and raised in Ethiopia. I experienced many obstacles as a child growing up in Ethiopia. It was these obstacles that gave me compassison for others who faced lifes challenges and motivated me to pursue an education in Social Work. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Services at Central Washington University and completed a Master’s degree in Social Work at Chamberlain University. I am currently a Licensed Social Worker Associate-Independent Clinical. I have experience and a passion for working with children and teens.
I believe that it is important to gain trust and build strong relationships with the people I see. have a strenghts based approach that is geared towards helping people identify and achieve their future goals. I am non judgemental and accepting of all people and have a compassionate presence. I believe that everyone needs a safe and healing place to work through life’s difficulties and I hope to be that place for those I work with.
In my spare time, I love hanging out with friends and family. I love trying out new foods at restaurants with my close friends. I enjoy cooking and I love taking care of myself such as getting massages, working out, and traveling around the world.
Thrive Wellness Clinic
27203 216th Ave Southeast
Maple Valley, WA 98038