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Clinical Director and Psychologist

Therapy approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Process Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.
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Specializes in treating:
Mood and adjustment disorders, life transitions and relationship challenges, adolescent well-being, parenting, abuse and trauma, and attachment disorders.

My approach to therapy is evidence-based, integrative, and holistic. I am aware that everyone comes to therapy with different experiences, goals, and expectations, so I tailor my work to meet each individual’s unique needs.

I strive to meet clients where they are in a compassionate and collaborative way to help them successfully navigate challenges and improve their well-being and functioning.

Throughout the therapy journey, I emphasize building relationships with my clients using a cultural and trauma-informed perspective which includes being attentive to the multiple identities and social contexts that shape each individual’s experience.

I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology in Chicago at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1999. Since then, I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Most recently, as a tenured professor and faculty member at Pacific University’s School of Graduate Psychology, I taught and trained doctoral graduate students. Now at Aspire Psychology, I am returning to my passion for helping adolescents, parents, and families find their way to reach their goals and enhance their lives in meaningful ways. In addition to working at Aspire Psychology, I currently serve on the Ethics Committee for the Oregon Psychological Association.

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