I hold a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Portland State University. Along with a deep held passion for my work as a counselor, I have a background in the creative arts. Creativity resides within each of us, and profound fulfillment can be achieved as we delve into our natural creative tendencies. This idea inspires the work I do with each individual.
In addition to my practice, I have worked as a therapist in a low cost community counseling clinic. I provided counseling for couples and individuals addressing challenges such as:
Chronic Pain - Anxiety - Shame - Low self-worth - LGBTQ identity - Sexuality - Creativity- A Sense of Lost identity - Loneliness- Complex Trauma - Distressing Relationship and Behavioral Patterns- Body Shame-Grief and Loss - Difficult Life Transitions- Stressful Family Dynamics
I also currently work with Dr. Frederick Grossman, licensed clinical psychologist, administering assessments and providing therapy for individuals experiencing chronic pain.
Therapy invites an active engagement on my part and yours. It takes a lot of courage to embark on a therapeutic journey and I will passionately honor that in our work together. As a professional counselor, I value strong therapeutic relationships, and view authenticity, trust, and a bond between client and therapist as agents for change. As my client you deserve a warm, non-judgmental space to work toward your therapeutic goals. Together we will draw on your innate strengths, talents, and resiliency to help you feel empowered as you navigate life’s challenges. Our work will be influenced by existential, emotion-Focused, and attachment therapies. We will incorporate practical, evidenced based interventions to help you gain mastery over your experience in this world.
I encourage patience in the therapeutic process. The challenges that bring most people into therapy did not emerge overnight. I urge each individual to give time to the healing process.