I work from a client-centered approach to help people uncover what facets of their life are impacting how they experience the world around them to alleviate their distress and suffering. To allow oneself to be seen as one truly is —to be raw and vulnerable—can be a scary thing for many people. This is part of the reason therapy can be so difficult and why I believe it’s so important to remember how courageous the process is. Given this, it is imperative that I work to create a safe and trusting space as the foundation of the therapeutic relationship to help patients embark on their unique journey.
I strive to empower my patients through a collaborative process and am there to support and encourage them as they do the challenging work that can foster growth and healing.
I obtained my master’s and doctoral degrees from Pacific University’s School of Graduate Psychology. I completed my pre-doctoral internship with the Southeastern Idaho Internship Consortium and my post-doctoral residency with Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, CA.