I graduated from the University of Southern California where I obtained my Masters’s in Social Work. After graduating I completed my clinical hours working in acute psychiatric care and then with adults and families struggling with the loss of housing. The experience I gained has humbled me and contributed to the significance I hold in providing trauma-informed and culturally competent care.
After becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have enjoyed working in a private practice setting and community behavioral health. I am certified in EMDR, Brainspotting, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, and a Reiki Master. I work with adults.
I love being a therapist, to have the privilege of supporting and being alongside each individual, through their processing, healing, and discoveries. My practice philosophy is client-centered, strengths-based, and guided by the premise that I can be a conduit supporting each client through their reasons for seeking therapy, including increasing understanding, and transformation. I incorporate somatic (mind-body) therapy into talk therapy modalities when clinically indicated. I believe that the mind-body connection is significant.
I strive to empower each client and utilize a kind, compassionate, open, humanistic approach. During my days off, I share an appreciation for nature, spending time with my family, gardening, yoga, DIY candles/soaps, and walking my dogs.
Licensed in Oregon and California.
(503) 286-7909 fax
- Grief and Loss
- Adjustment Difficulties
- Performance Issues
- Life Stress and Transitions
- Mood Disturbances
Treatment Techniques and Approaches
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping)
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Internal Family Systems
- Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Solution Focused and Problem Solving Interventions
- Energy Healing (Reiki and other modalities)