I believe people have incredible wisdom and resiliency, and the ability to create meaningful and satisfying lives. At times, however, almost everyone can benefit from support and assistance, and that’s the time a skilled counselor can help.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than thirty years experience providing that support and assistance to adults, adolescents, couples and families.
My approach to therapy is to start exactly where you are and work with you toward where you want to be. Your goal may be specific and practical, involving choices and changes and new skills; or it may be something more complex, calling for deeper and perhaps longer term commitment to therapy. Therapy can be stressful, especially in the beginning, but it has been my experience that for clients who are strongly committed to their goals, and to learning and discovering how to more effectively use their wisdom and strengths, the rewards are great.
My areas of expertise include: helping clients cope with depression and anxiety, grief, loss and trauma; assisting with life transitions and challenges such as illness, divorce and job loss; supporting clients with parenting concerns, including issues of step-parenting and blended families; improving relationships, and improving self-esteem and satisfaction with one’s daily life.
I am committed to providing affordable therapy. My standard fee is $60 per session, with adjustments in some cases based on financial need. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I am eligible as an “out-of-network” provider on many insurance panels. Please just ask! I welcome your call or e-mail, so we may discuss your goals and whether I might be the right therapist for you.
I also provide clinical supervision for Master’s level counselors as they progress toward licensure with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists.