Licensed Professional Counselor
I love my job. Witnessing my clients explore their potential for healing and growth through our work together is an inspiring privilege.
2705 E. Burnside St.
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2013
My typical clients are young professionals, though I enjoy working with people of all ages and life stages, and especially fellow parents of young children. I have a passion for helping adults explore personal identity and stage of life challenges. I specialize most in family and relationship issues- partnering, parenting, postpartum depression and anxiety, infertility and pregnancy loss, as well as communication, codependency, and divorce.
I have specific training and experience in couples counseling, and enjoy helping couples improve communication, intimacy, and affection. I require a consultation before starting work with a couple.
I was trained to use the DBT program to work with clients with a range of presenting issues, such as borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. In my practice I will use DBT skills and worksheets with clients when useful and appropriate.
My training and practice in therapy primarily uses a CBT model- identifying the ways that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors work together and can lead to feeling stuck, as well as be used to make changes and grow.
It may feel like life is completely on hold right now, but that doesn't mean that your mental health has to wait. Supportive mental health counseling can mean the difference between mental health crisis and healthy coping during this pandemic. Telehealth appointments available- a platform I have been using with clients for over 5 years.
A club where no one wants to be a member. Infertility is fraught with layers of self-identity, grief and loss, and challenges to communication and self-care. I have had extended training in this topic, as well as personal experience.
My professional experience prior to becoming a counselor was as a parent coach. I have also worked in crisis intervention for parents who have a child that has experienced trauma as a licensed counselor. My approach to working with clients around parenting has to do with examining layers of personal history from childhood, parental identity development, attachment theory, and practical coaching based on child development.
There are few more critically life-changing and difficult times in a person's life than the postpartum year+. Many women feel like their emotions at this time are "wrong" which leads to waiting to reach out for support. We are meant to have a caring, nurturing village and you are not alone! COVID19 has made this time even more isolated. Please reach out, I will do my best to squeeze you in. I have training from WellMama and Postpartum Support International (check out their online resources too!)
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