Your relationship is struggling, or you’re struggling to get into one. You have anxiety and have had it for as long as you can remember. Your childhood was “okay” but it could have been better - mom or dad had a lot of room for improvement. You’re struggling to find purpose or meaning in life, but you know that it’s there for you. You’ve maybe dabbled in spirituality, Law of Attraction, or Eastern philosophies. You’ve been curious about meditation but don’t know how, and need to turn down the volume and intensity of your thoughts. If any of this is relatable, I believe we’d be a good fit and make lasting progress together.
I have served others in community mental health, schools, shelters, and residential facilities since 2008. I graduated from Pacific University with a Master in Counseling in 2013 and have been in private practice since. Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, childhood/family wounds, self-esteem and relationship issues. I also enjoy and have experience working with folks in non-religious pre-marital counseling, financial counseling, and making "the baby decision".
In addition to my education and years of work experience, I have attended dozens of trainings, including Gottman's Level 1 Training in couples therapy, Ecotherapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, a two-day training on love, sex, internet, and video game addictions, a training on spirituality and religion in counseling, multiple trainings on substances, and an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. I have also taken courses on Psychedelic Integration and enjoy incorporating that work when possible. I completed a 40-hour training in EMDR to work with trauma.
I have been honored to hear from clients that they feel I am a compassionate, open, and healing-focused therapist. I strive to create a safe space in order to provide support and practical feedback so that clients may effectively address personal life challenges and emotions. I integrate multiple methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain inner healing. Please contact me to schedule a 20/30 minute complimentary consultation to see if we're a good fit!
Oregon License: C4684
Washington License: LH6125567
New Jersey Licese: 37PC00684700