LSWAIC, MSW, M.Ed.
I operate under a critically conscious,
This means that I recognize that I am a part of the system of oppression;
that I work to dismantle that system (concurrently);
and that I recognize the community cultural wealth (social and cultural capital) that each individual brings to the table.
This awareness is a combination of my lived experience and my professional training which gives me an advantage in challenging systems while deeply understanding individual experiences.
I believe that change can only happen through human connection.
My goal is to provide a space that allows individuals to work through and grow into who they want to be.
Sauntia earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work, a Master's in Education, and a Master's in Clinical Social Work from Seattle University. She has practiced with Atlantic Street Center, Northwest Kidney Centers, and in private practice,
She has been trained in trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and a variety of techniques for evidence-based practice—regularly drawing from mindfulness and Gestalt approaches.