I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working in Multnomah Village. I received my MA in Counseling Psychology at Lewis and Clark College in 2002 and began honing my skills in individual counseling. I learned that while there are a lot of wonderful techniques and philosophies, the primary factor in your success is a good working relationship. I am interested in finding your unique qualities and helping you use those strengths to decrease emotional pain, confusion, insecurity, and difficulty in relationships or at work. Together, we will find tools and information that will help you gain traction and reduce anxiety and self-doubt.
I have a background in addictions medicine and received a Certification for Alcohol and Drug Counseling in 2004. I also have studied yoga and meditation for 30+ years and have been thrilled that we now have research that supports the effectiveness of mindfulness-based therapies. I incorporate these techniques/tools according to each individual.
My training and experience has focused on anxiety, depression, trauma, and addictions. Other areas of specialized education include eating disorders, couples counseling, EMDR, and Jungian psychotherapy. From 2007-2012, I have served as adjunct faculty at Lewis and Clark College, supervising counseling students. I was the co-clinical director of the Portland chapter of A Home Within, a volunteer organization of therapists that treats foster children from 2008-2011.