I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I was born and raised in Oregon, and have spent several years overseas in Europe and Africa.
I have Master's degrees from Lewis & Clark College in Counseling Psychology and from University of Cambridge in Social and Developmental Psychology. I completed my undergraduate work in Psychology, also at Lewis & Clark in Portland.
I have worked as a counselor since 2002, first as a Professional School Counselor in the US and overseas, and then in outpatient psychotherapy settings beginning in 2011. Additionally, I spent two years working as a Behavior Consultant for children in a large public school district in Oregon.
I am EMDR certified and utilize this treatment method for both developmental and acute trauma. I have additional training in Interpersonal Neurobiology, Collaborative Problem Solving, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, The Gottman Method, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, all of which support healthy family systems. In 2016 I completed the Interpersonal Neurobiology graduate certificate program at Portland State University and incorporate knowledge from this emerging field into my work with clients.
I follow the ethical guidelines set forth by the Oregon Counseling Association as well as the American Counseling Association.