I believe that each and everyone deserves compassion and kindness. Furthermore, I see that within each of us is an innate ability to draw necessary resources into our life that will bring about growth and fulfillment. I am both behavioral & person-centered in my approach to counseling work. I draw upon therapeutic modalities such as existentialism, humanism, exposure therapy, family systems, Art, Drama & creative therapy in my work as a therapist.
Through behavioral interventions I mainly hope to help my clients learn to live a valued life. I believe that throughout our human lives small part of ourselves become frozen, and in therapy we re-awaken these parts of ourselves. When we can begin to integrate all parts of the person, fulfillment and healing are more likely to occur. At times this re-integration process means that the client must face huge fears that have held them back in the past; at other times, it is merely that they need a supportive presence to help them feel safe.
As a therapist, I am not here to "fix" you; because, I do not think you are broken. Rather, I am here to walk alongside you, as you open doors, both old and new doors, within and outside of yourself.
I have a background in Exposure therapy, Acceptance & Commitment therapy, childcare, Psychological research, Massage therapy, Yoga instruction, & various forms of drama/art. These diverse paths have given me an eclectic and open approach to therapy. I base my interventions upon the needs of the individual, at the time. At times, I work with clients with specialized needs including eating disorders, anxiety disorders, phobia's, exercise compulsions, & other obsessive-compulsive tendencies (OCD). If you feel that we would be a good fit I invite you to please schedule a consultation with me.
I hold a Master’s degree in Applied Psychological Science from Pacific University. My coursework and training covered work with individuals of diverse ages. My area’s of experience include depression, OCD, anxiety, anxiety disorders, grief, life transitions, relationship difficulties, mood disorders, and emotional distress.
My clinical training includes work at William Temple House where I served as a Counseling Intern from August 2018 until July 2019. And, individual care provided to infants at the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene. Or. Additionally, I currently work at Portland Anxiety Clinic where I specialize in working with Exposure therapy for specific phobia, OCD, and anxiety.
As a Registered Intern in the State of Oregon, I practice under the supervision of Miranda Bayard-Clark, LPC.
- family & relationship issues
- sex & sexuality
- personality pathology
- eating disorders
- major life transitions
- developmental problems
- lack of fulfillment
- life Transitions
- somatic distress
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- LGBTQ Issues
I am committed to providing affordable services and offer flexibility in my fees, based on need and frequency of sessions. During our initial consultation, we will determine an amount that works for you.
My sliding scale structure is as follows:
- 50-Minute Session: $80- sliding scale
I currently accept debit/credit card. Payment is due at the end of each session. In the event you need to cancel your appointment, a 24-hour notice is required to avoid being charged for the session.
I do not accept insurance. However, I am able to provide a receipt for payment if requested.