I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have been practicing therapy in the Portland area for over 10 years.
I have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups, including both adolescents and adults. I have extensive experience working with teenage girls and women; I also spent several years working with a primarily male population, leading groups and conducting individual sessions. I understand the differing needs of women and men, and I enjoy working with both.
My approach to therapy is strengths-based, meaning that together we will focus on your strengths and foster your ability to make positive change for yourself. My practice combines aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, and a variety of other approaches that help you to become aware of the negative patterns and habits that are preventing you from living your fullest life. Additionally, I am Level I trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and am in the process of training in EMDR.
Each person has the emotional resources needed to make adjustments in his or her life. As a therapist, it is my job to help you learn how to access those resources in a healthy and constructive way.