Individual Counseling for Teens and Adults
Yes, I am currently accepting new clients!
COVID-19: until further notice, I am providing telehealth services by secure video.
Appointments are currently available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
My office is located at 3954 N Williams in the Wise Counsel & Comfort building.
I am available for sessions by video for Oregon residents.
It is a delight to work with people who, among other things, seek to:
heal from past hurts
get relief from anxiety and depression
navigate life transitions
explore identity, spirituality, and meaning
feel more embodied
People of all experiences and identities are warmly welcomed!
What to Expect
As a counselor, I consider my role to be as a trusty companion and fellow human. I will walk alongside you on your own wonderfully unique journey.
Sessions are organic and dependent on what is "alive" for you in the here and now of the counseling session. My first priority is always to listen deeply and be responsive to your needs in the moment.
When appropriate, we will weave in pragmatic tools for your specific needs. Sometimes I will offer relevant information about the functioning of our amazing brains, bodies, and nervous systems, which can be so normalizing and empowering. Sometimes I will invite you to explore guided somatic (body-focused) or mindfulness practices in session, or suggest practices to build into your daily routine.
Research shows that beyond any fancy technique or protocol, the quality of the counseling relationship predicts the outcome of therapy. Social baseline theory suggests that we are hardwired at birth to have safe and secure connections with others, and these connections are imperative to our survival, not just a luxury. It is always my intention to create a space where you can experience and embody safety and security in relationship. Deepening a felt-sense of safety and security can ripple out into your life in beautiful and transformative ways!
$130/50 minute session
I am an out-of-network provider, and services may be covered in part by your insurance plan. I will provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Payment is due at time of service by cash, check, or credit card.
I value accessibility and hold a small number of sliding scale appointments. Please contact me to discuss options.
I was raised in rural northeast Oregon, and have a strong sense of place and deep love of nature. Before I entered the mental health field, I spent over 10 years working as a river guide on multi-day excursions. Those years as a guide and facilitator taught me nearly as much about human behavior and psychology as my graduate studies in mental health counseling! Working with thousands of river guests over those years honed awareness and skills that have translated well to my work with people as a counselor.
I have been dedicated to meditation, self-awareness, mind-body connection, and yoga for nearly two decades. I am so grateful for the teachers and therapists who have accompanied me on my own ongoing healing journey. This foundation supports my ability to listen, be present, and offer safety in counseling.
I am personally and professionally committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression work.
Professional Interests and Experience
trauma informed care
I have provided counseling in many settings. I have worked in a nonprofit clinic serving survivors of intimate partner violence, a community mental health agency, mobile and on-call mental health crisis, K-12 public schools, and a residential center for teen girls. I have clinical experience working with diverse people who have experienced a wide range of challenges.
I have dedicated much of my professional life to working with marginalized populations, particularly underserved rural children, families, and adolescents.
I work from a strengths-based approach and it is always my intention to hold people in their widest context. I trust the innate and inherent wellness, resilience, and wisdom within each of us.
Education and Certification
Licensed Professional Counselor, OR Board of Licensed & Professional Counselors & Therapists
Master of Science, clinical mental health counseling, Oregon State University
Bachelor of Arts, cultural anthropology, Reed College
American Counseling Association member
Nationally Board Certified Counselor
Year long immersion in interpersonal neurobiology and ongoing study with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD
400 hours of yoga teacher training
200 hours Body Mind Centering
3954 N Williams Ave., Portland, OR
Contact me to schedule a free 20 minute consultation to see if we might be a good fit for your needs and goals!