The goal in my work with clients is their greater happiness, life satisfaction and peace of mind.
I focus on current or long-standing difficulties with individuals and couples, taking a supportive approach in which it’s the client(s) and me as a team, allied against the difficulty. I work with the full range of psychological and life-challenge issues, having had a wide range of training in San Francisco and extensive experience as a therapist in Colorado and here in Oregon.
My approach blends useful ideas and techniques from depth insight psychology, cognitive and family systems fields, with nontraditional (but research-supported) modalities such as physical focusing and Eastern psychology.
I attended Michigan State University and then Antioch University, where I earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Four years of intensive post-graduate training internships led to licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Prior to practicing and teaching in Portland for the last few years, I was in private psychotherapy practice and taught graduate and undergraduate college students in the southwest.
(970) 946-3755 in the Kelly office
(503) 546-0120 (fax)