My goal as a counselor is to compassionately help you develop insight, courage, and the ability to trust in yourself to live a joyful, meaningful life.
My Background I have a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon. I’ve worked for many years in inpatient facilities doing individual and group therapy, and in a mental health center doing individual and couples therapy. My professional experiences were always transforming. They helped broaden and deepen my abilities as a counselor, which I offer to you.
In my counseling practice with individuals and couples, I often use mindfulness-based approaches. These include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I’ve found that mindfulness is extremely effective in helping people cultivate resilience and a deeper awareness of themselves and the world around them. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other counseling approaches. I will always work with you in the way that serves you best.
If you’ve tried to alleviate your emotional distress, you might have found or even inadvertently created barriers you weren’t able to move past. These barriers could be caused by:
- Family-of-origin issues
- Self-esteem issues
- Recent or past trauma
- Relationship conflicts (marriage, separation, divorce, etc.)
- Life Transitions
I’ve worked for many years helping clients with these issues, as well as anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation or emptiness, and grief or loss. My focus as a therapist is to help you resolve any barriers that may be preventing you from living a happy and healthy life.
Cultural Sensitivity I work respectfully with people from all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and religions. No matter the issue, my clients know that they are heard and accepted without judgment.
Confidentiality I adhere to all HIPAA and State of Oregon confidentiality rules and guidelines.
Counseling Fees: Individual 50-minute session: $80, and for Couples, $90 per 50-minute session.
Group therapy (5-8 people) 90-minute session: $45 per person
Cash, check, or credit card are accepted for payment at the time of service.
Although I am an out-of-network provider, my counseling services can be billed to most health insurance companies.
To learn more about what to expect from therapy, and how I work with my clients, please visit my website. It may help you determine if my therapy style will work for you. To schedule an initial appointment or a free 15-minute phone consultation, please call or email.
It’s important to choose a therapist who is right for you ~ someone you feel you can trust, and who is professional and supportive. It will help you get the most out of counseling. Take the time to explore all of the resources available to you to find the help you need.
You are the sky. Everything else. . . it’s just the weather. ~ Pema Chodron