I completed a master's degree in general psychology from the University of Oregon and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, California. I am a licensed Psychologist, Ph.D at Strong Integrated Behavioral Health. I have worked in the mental health field in various capacities for 14 years.
I have experience in community mental health and school settings with children, adults, couples, and families of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. I have worked with a variety of issues such as trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, sexual assault, relationship issues, parenting, spirituality, and illness. I provide client-centered, strength based therapy with an integrative approach. I use evidence-based cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), family systems, emotion-focused, interpersonal, and compassion-focused therapy (CFT) interventions. I believe that the therapeutic relationship should be authentic, empowering, holistic, collaborative, and focused on finding meaning, creativity, compassion, joy, and vitality.
I am originally from Montana but moved to Oregon with my family to be closer to the ocean and surrounded by green. In my free time, I enjoy being outside, reading, music, photography, and spending time with my family.