I strive to create safe space, therapeutic rapport, and environment so you can feel comfortable to share your story with me. As you take the step to enter therapy, my goal is to aim to understand and validate your personal and unique perspective on your experiences.
With the belief that every person enters therapy with strengths, we will work together to build upon that foundation and learn about strengths that you might not be aware of just yet. I understand how difficult it is to feel comfortable with a new therapist while discussing past traumatic experiences, so I place a lot of importance in building up a rapport and therapeutic alliance.
I have worked with family systems for five years and have transitioned to providing outpatient therapy.
I practice from an eclectic approach with the goal of meeting your therapeutic needs where they are. I have experience and training using tools from EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), attachment theory, motivational interviewing, solution-focused interventions, and trauma-informed and focused interventions as well.
I have my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Arizona State University and undergraduate degrees from University of Colorado Boulder in Psychology and Sociology. I currently am a Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) in the state of Oregon.
Through training and past work positions, I have experience working with family systems, survivors of traumatic experiences, child abuse and neglect, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, experiences that you may experience in your life.
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, teenagers, parents, and families. I am passionate about working with clients who have experienced trauma throughout their life, processing it and lessening the negative ramifications of how these traumatic experiences impact you today. Your healing journey is always my number one priority.
503-659-3480 ext. 25