I am an Oregon Licensed Psychologist and provide individual therapy to younger and older adults. I have been a therapist for approximately 20 years in a variety of settings including private practice, university counseling centers, and community mental health. I work with a wide range of individuals including younger adults, college students, LGBTQ, and persons of color. My clinical areas of specialization include:
Substance abuse recovery
My therapy approach is Integrative, including Interpersonal Process, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing within a Multicultural Feminist Framework. I utilize a relational and collaborative approach with the persons I work with. As a strength-based therapist, I help clients build on their personal strengths, while also helping identify unhealthy thinking, emotional, relationship, and behavioral patterns. Additionally, I explore with clients, how cultural and environmental influences affect their mental health and well-being.
I also have significant experience in providing clinical supervision and training to psychology graduate students. I greatly enjoy clinical supervision and use a Multicultural, Feminist, Developmental Model as a supervisor.
I earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah. I also have a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Utah. I completed an APA-Accredited Psychology Internship at the University of Utah’s Counseling Center. I was employed as a staff psychologist at the University of Oregon Counseling and Testing Center prior to entering private practice.