I believe healing and growth occur in psychotherapy when you first establish a supportive, collaborative therapeutic relationship. That is why I offer a safe, nurturing space where you can speak and be listened to with empathy and free from judgement. Past experiences, and how you attempt to understand them, can affect numerous areas of your life and sometimes lead you to feel stuck in certain patterns of behavior. In therapy, we will work together to help you better understand your behaviors, overcome life challenges, navigate obstacles, and build skills to cope with difficult emotions, so that you can find a new way forward. I value the unique aspects of each individual, and I tailor my therapy approach to the needs of every patient and couple. My goal is to build a relationship based on authenticity and open communication throughout the course of therapy to ensure satisfaction. I’m here to listen, support and guide you on a healthy, empowered path.
I received my master’s degree and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from George Fox University and then completed my internship and residency at Portland State University’s Center for Student Health and Counseling. Over the course of my career, I provided individual and couples therapy to a diverse population of adolescents and adults in multiple settings, including inpatient clinics, community mental health centers, and university counseling settings.