Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LCSW, LICSW, CADCI
I provide evidence based therapy with a warm touch. My focus as a therapist is on treating trauma and healing relationships.
315 E. Main St
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2000
While I see clients with a number of different issues, a lot of my work with both individuals and couples is focused on trauma. I have specialized training and experience in working with occupational trauma for first responders, veterans, crisis and medical staff. I also have a certificate in maternal mental health and work with pregnancy and post-partum depression, anxiety, trauma, miscarriage and infant loss.
I am trained in EMDR and have attended a variety of ongoing skills classes to address a wide variety of traumas. I treat complex PTSD from childhood abuse using an attachment based EMDR model which blends our knowledge of attachment science with traditional EMDR protocols. I also have experience and specialized training in treating recent traumas as well as occupational trauma for veterans and first responders. I enjoy working with healthcare providers, fire, EMS, and police professionals.
Childbirth is expected to be such joyous time, but often no one talks about the cascade of emotions as new parents adjust to the birth of their child. Maybe this is a child born after a loss, maybe you had to go off of medications for a chronic illness and are suffering a relapse of symptoms, maybe your child had a NICU stay. These can all be complicating factors and make adjustment more difficult. I work with new parents to address pregnancy and post-partum depression, anxiety, OCD and loss.
My work in pregnancy/postpartum mental health as well as my background in treating trauma has led me to a more recent interest in working with marriage and relationships. While this is a newer part of my practice, I am loving the opportunity to see the deep healing work that can happen as we bring our relationships into focus. I am pursing ongoing training and consultation via the Portland Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.