I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon since 1991. I received my Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga University in 1985. I have worked for many years providing counseling to individuals, couples and families and have helped them to address a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, overcoming past trauma, marital/relationship issues, parenting, women's issues and family of origin issues. I have extensive experience and expertise working with children and have worked in schools as a Child Development Specialist, a School-based Support Therapist, a Prevention Specialist, and a Behavior Classroom Therapist. I have a great deal of experience in the area of Special Education and have provided consultation to school administrators and staff.
I am skilled in play therapy and art therapy and use both in my work with children. I often encourage adolescents and adults to utilize expressive forms of therapy if they are comfortable doing so. I utilize counseling techniques that fit the individual and the situation. Each person is a unique individual and I respect them for who they are and where they are on life's journey. I believe that the best counseling occurs when the counseling session is a safe and supportive place for one to express their thoughts and feelings without judgement. My goal is to help people to build on their strengths and to work through problems that are causing them pain and discomfort. I believe that everyone has the ability to grow and move toward health and well-being.
I hope to meet with you soon.
$120 per 50 minute session, $150 for intake.
Ask about accepted insurance. Can bill for out of network benefits as well.
Sliding scale: Case-by-case basis (limited)