I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working with adults and adolescents. My clients are grappling with issues such as depression, co-dependency, relationship challenges. I enjoy facilitating individual therapy and couples counseling. My clients are typically smart, successful professionals who are seeking to improve their lives and need some guidance in a few areas like process addictions, overwhelming emotions and relationship crises. I find great meaning in hearing people’s stories and I consider it a privilege to do this important, rewarding work.
In my therapy practice, I pull from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
I earned a MA in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. My counseling license is through the State of Oregon: Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. I have completed the Advanced Training in Problematic Sexual Behavior program or ATPSB. I am also a member of SASH, The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. I often complete continuing education credits, not only because I am required to do so to maintain my license, but because I am genuinely fascinated by this field and I enjoy keeping my brain sharp. I like learning about the most cutting edge research especially in the area of Interpersonal Neurobiology. In order to be a skillful and effective therapist, I keep myself up-to-date on Evidence Based Best Practices that we know have the most positive outcomes with clients.
I also hold a MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. I have taught at New York University.
How do our emotional lives influence our relationships? What can we do to create change and feel more hopeful? This is what draws me to writing and therapy.