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 have additional training in Interpersonal Neurobiology, Collaborative Problem Solving, 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 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.