Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MPH, MSW, LCSW
I am a seasoned trauma-informed therapist with a down to earth approach who focuses on supporting people to access their own wisdom to heal
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2011
I use a variety of compassion-focused techniques to empower adults who have anger, anxiety, depression, trauma and/or experience of marginalization (i.e. Veterans, LGBTQ+ people, BIPOC folks, women) to learn to trust themselves, move forward, and use new tools for personal growth. People who I work with report feeling more accepting of and connected to themselves and others, less troubled by physical and emotional symptoms, and more able to make decisions that reflect their own values.
I have been certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD since 2018 and also have several years of experience using other CBT methods.
I have been certified in Motivational Interviewing since 2019 and have been using this form of therapy for several years.
I have been serving people who identify anger as a problem in their lives since 2013. I have training in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Anger and have worked with people on their anger in group and individual therapy settings since 2017. My approach is not to "manage" your anger, but to help you understand where it comes from, what it could be masking, how to move through it without it making your decisions for you, and, most importantly, to live a meaningful life.
I am not a Veteran myself, but I come from a family with a proud tradition of military service and have worked hard to understand the impact of military service and support Veterans and their families to heal. I was privileged to serve at the Portland VA (including internship) from 2012-2021, where I provided therapy and case management; initiated the LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator program; and served on the MST Task Force and the Intimate Partner Violence Advisory Board.
I have been serving people impacted by trauma for several decades. As a clinician, trauma--and how people adapt to trauma--has been an area of focus since the beginning of my graduate training. I am certified in three trauma-specific modalities: Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Strength at Home, and TREM (Trauma Recovery and Empowerment). I also have experience using DBT and ACT to support people with trauma histories to learn skills to be more calm and present.
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