My Approach to Helping
I believe all humans have the capacity for personal growth and the ability to bring about positive change in one's life. I practice existential-humanistic psychotherapy. In our work, we explore themes of responsibility, choice, purpose, authenticity, and meaning so that you can live more intentionally.
I believe that distress often occurs when the way we are isn't how we want to be. This can make us feel out of control, like life is happening to us, and like we don't know who we are. I empower clients to reclaim their lives, enabling them to live authentically, intentionally, and with integrity. I help people play active roles in creating their own lives.
More Info About My Practice
I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Goddard College, with a concentration in Sexual Orientation and specialized training on the unique needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer clients.
My education and training have prepared me to work with people struggling with a diverse range of issues. I am particularly interested in exploring issues that relate to depression, anxiety, lack of fulfillment, life transitions, relationship issues, personal growth, LGBTQ issues, and polyamory & consensual non-monogamy.
I began my clinical work in 2015 at William Temple House, counseling low-income individuals and couples in Portland, Oregon and launched my private practice in 2017. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of Existential-Humanistic NorthWest (EHNW), a professional organization that promotes the existential-humanistic perspective and philosophy.
As a Registered Intern in the State of Oregon, I practice under the supervision of Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT and Sarah Pattee, LPC.