My direct, down-to-earth therapy style works well for those who may have been hesitant to seek counseling in the past. I work hard to dispel some common myths held by young people and people of color that…
“Only crazy people go to a therapist.”
“Going to a therapist means you are not right.”
“It doesn’t make any sense to tell a stranger all your business.”
“I can handle things myself”
My undergraduate studies were at Spelman College and I was awarded my Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University. Over the years, I’ve had substantial experience working with adolescents, young adults and people of color, and I’ve developed a specializations in mixed ethnicity, identity, adjustment, eating and body image issues, relationship issues, trauma and abuse. I’ve worked in a variety of settings with teen parents, adolescents, medically fragile children dealing with ethnic identity issues, adoption, depression, child abuse counseling and prevention, and eating disorders. I welcome children, teens, individual adults, couples and families to my practice.
The quality of the relationship between counselor and client is central to making progress in therapy, so I offer a complementary initial consultation to be certain that the match is a good one. My hope is that if I am not the person to work with, I can still help you find the right place to go, or the right counselor to meet your needs.
If we do decide to continue, my fees are $120 for a 50 minute session and I offer a sliding fee scale to prevent finances from being a barrier to treatment. I do require payment of cash or check at the time of service.
Call me at 503-975-7499 or send me an email to schedule a first appointment.