Licensed Professional Counselor
I've been helping people like you live happier lives for 12 years. I focus on anxiety and depression issues that cause you to view the world in negative, fearful ways. I help you learn to feel more hopeful and positive about yourself and your life.
- Individual Therapy
- Individual Therapy
I'm direct and down to earth. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you making lasting changes. I’m a problem solver who loves mysteries so I enjoy the challenge of solving the mystery of how your brain works for, and against you. You may feel depressed, or struggle with self esteem and find it difficult to love yourself, perhaps because you’re a perfectionist, or hold yourself back because you're afraid you'll fail or believe that if you do or say "bad" things it means you're bad. I help you let go of being perfect and accept who you are, tolerate failure so you can take risks and get unstuck and love who you are by accepting all of who you are. For those who feel anxious I help you tolerate uncertainty, worry less about the “what if’s” in life and trust that no matter what comes your way you have the ability to handle it. I also specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and use Exposure and Response Prevention therapy to reduce or eliminate thoughts that cause you distress.
Since I was a child I've been curious about human emotions. I've always wondered what makes people tick. I was drawn to counseling for that reason and the desire to help those in emotional pain. I realized how much we create our own suffering through our beliefs about the world. We can't know what we don't know and so take our internal beliefs as the truth. We can be afraid to tell others how we think and feel for fear of being judged. Counseling is a safe place to share your inner most fears and get a new perspective. I feel privileged when clients seek me out and trust me enough to share the things that cause them emotional pain. I received my masters in counseling at Portland State and have worked with clients from many walks of life, sexual orientations and cultures since 2004.
Insurance Plans Accepted
- Out of Network
- First Choice Health
- First Health
- Health Net
- Regence BC/BS
- Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)
- 1020 SW Taylor Street, Suite 448
Portland, OR 97205
At a Glance
- Experience: 14 Year(s) of Practice
- Neighborhood: Southwest
- Rate: $85-135/session