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Individual therapy, adapted for your needs.


I care about your well-being and want to provide you with all the tools you need to manage even the most challenging and traumatic circumstances.  


In therapy, we will build a collaborative relationship in order to facilitate the growth process. I believe we all possess the inner wisdom needed to move through challenges in our lives, but sometimes we need extra support in order to connect with that wisdom and take action toward positive change.



 Treatment Approach


My primary treatment modality is trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is a form of treatment that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Additionally, I utilize EMDR (EMDRIA-approved level I and II training completed) to target specific traumatic experiences and reduce reactivity to present-day triggers. 


I work to support transgender and nonbinary individuals by networking with OHSU and participating in continuing education through the Brave Space community in Portland. 


I also integrate aspects of feminist/empowerment theory, assertiveness training, nonviolent communication techniques, mindfulness skills, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) skill building, and creative arts. Above all else, I work to value and honor the therapeutic relationship and tailor my approach to each individual I see.

Specialty Treatment Areas 
Survivors of violence or abuse Depression | Anxiety | PTSD | Helping professionals | LGBTQ+ Affirming Care
Education and Training


I am a Clinical Social Worker, Licensed by the State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers (OR License #L6018). In 2004 I received a bachelor’s degree in Community Studies with a focus on sexual politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. During college I began working in social services with the California Conservation Corps and then as an advocate for people who have experienced domestic violence. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University in 2011. I started working as a therapist in 2011 and achieved licensure in 2014. I have been in private practice since 2016. 


I will not



Give unsolicited advice. Tell you how to feel. Judge you. Force you to talk​. Watch the clock. Impose my personal beliefs. Talk about myself (this is for and about you!)


I will


Listen. Support. Collaborate. Validate. Challenge.

About: About Me
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