About

I am competent and enthusiastic about the work I do, and I am happy to answer any questions you may have about therapy.

My background

I am a licensed therapist experienced in providing supportive counseling to folks across the lifespan, in and around the gender binary, and at all stages of “acuity.” In light of my experience, I am a staunch believer in the philosophy that all people have the resources inside themselves to make changes toward becoming ever more healthy, connected, and complex. The focus of my approach is self-acceptance.

Outside of the office, I enjoy basic shit like Zumba and expensive blue cheese.

Education

MA, Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies – Lewis & Clark College, 2014

BA, Psychology – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008

Associations

I enjoy volunteering my time on a regular basis at non-profits whose missions resonate with my values. I’m a card carrying member of the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, and the NAACP. I’m a regular donor to Everytown USA as well as smaller non-profits that assist asylum-seekers.

I was deeply honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Human Rights Award from the Oregon Counseling Association, which award recognizes counselors who have demonstrated an exemplary level of professional and personal commitment in the areas of human rights and the advancement of human dignity.

Since obtaining licensure, I’ve furthered my somatic studies by becoming a certified yoga teacher (CYT-200). Toward learning more about how to encourage new clinicians on their path, I became an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) in 2020. The ACS credential identifies those mental health professionals who have met national professional supervision standards.