Professional Counselor Associate


Supervisor: Keith Mackie, LPC

Welcome! Please email me if you would like to set up a free consultation call. ***Currently only offering virtual appointments.***

Client Status

accepting clients


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1940 NE Broadway St.

Portland, 97232

At a Glance


Rate: $70-$90

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2017

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I am passionate about helping adults who struggle with a variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem and social/interpersonal challenges. I believe the personal and the collective are intertwined as well; whether we discuss it explicitly or not, I tend to see my clients' personal struggles against the backdrop of larger cultural and global forces (gender/race oppression, our fractured politics, global climate change, Covid).

My Approach to Helping

I work in a way that is "integrative," meaning I use a variety of techniques to tailor treatment. My goal is to provide a peaceful, nonjudgmental (sometimes playful) space where you can fully and freely heal old wounds and present hurts, try new things, and look at your options in a new way. Some tools I use include Hakomi [a mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy], EMDR, Lifespan Integration, and regular old client-centered talk therapy. I practice cultural humility and honor the unique paths we each take, with diverse experiences of race, ethnicity, gender, spirituality, sexuality and other identities - as well as all the intersections thereof.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

My clients are adults (young and old) who come from all walks of life. The work we do often has roots in old wounds (trauma, attachment wounding, memories of humiliation/shame, or surviving violence). Sometimes people I work with are doing well overall but are wanting personal growth, feeling ready to deepen their understanding of internal processes that may prevent them from living fully in the life they want. Still others are in grief, whether through experiencing the death of a beloved, a terminal diagnosis, or other existential challenges. Whatever you are grappling with, in my therapy practice I offer a place to explore your world with a nonjudgmental curiosity and see myself as a compassionate fellow-traveler on this leg your healing journey.

Techniques I Use


  • Hakomi External link

    I am trained in Hakomi Psychology, an experiential, mindfulness-based therapy. Hakomi is a powerful modality that offers an extremely efficient way to access to our innermost feelings, unmet needs, fears and wishes. Read more about the approach here:

  • Gestalt External link

    I enjoy Gestalt as an immediate, experiential (and playful) way to engage in therapy. It is present-moment focused, and may attend to what is happening between client and therapist. A session can become a laboratory for discovery and experimentation. Automatic responses that may inhibit your ability to connect with self and others in preferred ways can be amplified and adjusted.

  • Existential External link

    My orientation includes an existential framework. No specific technique is associated with existential psychotherapy; rather, it offers a philosophical stance of attending to the ultimate concerns of our existence: death, isolation, meaninglessness and freedom/responsibility. Clients have varying levels of interest in attending explicitly to these "ultimate concerns," and it is certainly not a requirement, but can be very enriching and enlivening to do so.

Issues I Treat


  • Anxiety External link

    Having constant anxiety and/or panic is like having a terrorizing, overwhelming bully on the inside. Anxiety holds us hostage and makes us avoid many things in life; what's worse, anxiety feeds on our avoidance! With treatment you can learn to manage it successfully. You will find yourself able to do things you never thought possible. Believe it or not, you are much stronger than your anxiety. Let's find out how we can help you show anxiety the door and finally get your life back.

  • Self-Esteem External link

    We all deserve to audaciously fulfill our unique potential. Therapy can help unravel the web of feelings, beliefs and rules that keep us stuck and feeling small. Let's find out how we can help you stand a little taller, start to find your voice, and believe in your own worth down in the core of your being.

  • Women's Issues External link

    In therapy we may attend to the impacts of gender oppression: prejudice, objectification, hostility, unpaid labor, deferred dreams, violence, subtle intimidation, lower expectations, and so on. For many, cultural gender discrimination leads to various problems, such as self-loathing, disordered eating, low confidence, impostor syndrome, dampened voice, a focus on appearance over meaningful living.

  • Personal Growth External link

    Considering a new relationship and want to avoid the pitfalls you have fallen into time and again? Care to push the edges of those self-limiting comfort zones and make the most of this one precious life? Personal growth is a wonderful way to use psychotherapy. Let's go on an adventure, and see what brings you most alive.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Whether starting a new friendship or in the 40th year of marriage, relationships can rock us to the core. We are often driven by early attachment wounds, fears and needs. Wired for connection, we find fulfillment and health through social connection - yes, that goes for introverts too. If you are struggling to connect, therapy can help. Couples: Check this useful Gottman primer:

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