"Suffering is our call to attention, our call to investigate the truth of our beliefs."
My approach to therapy involves a focus on mindfulness while incorporating a variety of other, evidence-based techniques to best suit client needs. In sessions this means clients will have the opportunity to process thoughts, emotions, and events in a safe and respectful environment as well as learn and practice useful skills to help improve overall wellbeing and increase satisfaction in relationships. Relationship and communication difficulties, parenting help, anxiety, healing from past experiences, life transitions, and personal growth are within the scope of my practice so if you feel we may be a good fit I encourage you to reach out to schedule an initial consultation. I provide a safe space for LGBTIQA identifying individuals and couples and welcome all spiritual/religious beliefs.
I have a Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark College. I graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Portland State University. I completed a 15 month long internship as a Family Therapist serving a range of clients from individuals to families and children. After earning my master's degree, I worked in community mental health as a Child & Family Therapist and child specialist with individual teens, adults, children and families before starting a private practice. I have experience facilitating groups with both adults and children concerning a variety of mental health topics. I have completed post-graduate training specific to mindfulness and parenting and I continue to educate myself on issues relevant to mental health and therapy through courses, reading, supervision and consultation.
When I'm not at work you'll find me outdoors as much as possible and spending time with friends and family.