These beautiful, unpredictable, messy moments of life shape us, and I've learned that defining who we are through these moments helps us build the life we want. It's hard work. I help people navigate and sift through it all, and I believe in a mindfulness based, collaborative approach. I am fully licensed as an LPC in Oregon and LMHC in Washington. I am also certified as a trauma therapist and EMDR trained. I hold a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as a Certification in Trauma Response Services, and a Masters in Fine Arts. I bring over 20 years of experience working in the grief and trauma realms in a variety of ways, having worked as a therapist in community mental health, volunteered at Dougy Center, and led processing groups and classes internationally, and with a variety of nonprofits and universities. I am an advocate for equality and social justice, and an ally for marginalized groups. I utilize an integrated theoretical approach based in person-centered emotion focused and cognitive behavioral orientations and our sessions are process-based.
As a fully licensed Counselor in Oregon and Washington, I abide by the Code of Ethics for both states. I welcome and work with people of all races, gender identities, ages, sexual orientations, and physical abilities, and I use she/her pronouns.