I grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and immigrated to North America as a young child during the Yugoslav Wars. I have lived in various locations including Bosnia, Saskatchewan, Ohio, North Carolina, and Spain. I attended Wake Forest University for undergraduate studies in Psychology and Spanish. After my undergraduate years, I pursued graduate studies at the University of Denver, where I obtained a master’s in social work degree. During graduate school, I was fortunate to have valuable clinical internships, one at the Kaiser Permanente Highline medical office, which led to my current position. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who provides services in the 3 languages in which I am fluent. I enjoy meeting new people and helping my patients find their own strengths to help them effectively deal with life’s challenges.
Populations: Children and Adolescents. Specialties: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, OCD, Parenting, PTSD, Transgender, and Trauma. Interventions: CBT and DBT. I am a pediatric provider who serves children and adolescents in individual and family therapy settings. I take time to get to know my patients, whom I truly enjoy. I am direct but also compassionate and caring. I have experience working with various mental health concerns such as anxiety, ADHD, and depression to name a few. I also have successfully addressed family dynamics, interpersonal challenges, and relational difficulties. I am trilingual (English/Spanish/Bosnian) and frequently work with patients from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds.
In my free time, I enjoy nurturing relationships with family and friends. I also love to get outside to hike, run, bike and ski. My favorite activity is traveling to places new and old and immersing myself in different cultures, which helps me learn more about the world around me. This is how I thrive.