I believe everyone is capable of living a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Often this is made possible by gaining a better understanding of ourselves and learning new ways to cope with the process of life’s transitions and challenges. Participating in therapy can give people a space to explore where they’ve been, who they are and who they want to become. My approach as a therapist is compassionate and respectful, honoring the strengths each client brings to move forward toward positive changes.


I have been in private practice in Portland, Oregon since 2002, providing therapy and counseling services to adults, adolescents, children, and families. I have education and experience working with a variety of issues:

  • relationship challenges
  • depression
  • trauma
  • adjustment problems
  • divorce
  • anxiety
  • abuse
  • grief and loss
  • blended family concerns
  • ADHD

Some of the approaches that I integrate into my work with clients include:

  • psychodynamic
  • cognitive behavioral
  • yoga
  • play therapy
  • developmental
  • mindfulness
  • sandtray
  • family systems
  • attachment theory

I offer consultation to people who wish to start their own business, pursue a passion, or want to build a private practice in the mental health field. I also have the required certification to be a clinical supervisor for those who are pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon. …more