My experience in the counseling field began in 1999. I’ve worked in a variety of mental health settings with a wide range of populations, including adults, couples, adolescents, families, and groups. I truly enjoy working with people and I find it very rewarding to be able to help others overcome their life struggles, feel more empowered, and live more fully in the present
My approach as a counselor is unique because I draw on close to 20-years of experience with meditation and spiritual practice, which I find extremely valuable in my work with clients. This experience has helped me to become more present-centered, calm, and sensitive – skills that are very useful for the therapy process. My counseling style strikes a balance between being warm and supportive along with being focused and goal-oriented.
I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California. I chose this school because it is one of the few programs in the country that integrates the wisdom of the Eastern spiritual traditions with Western psychology.
In addition to my work as a therapist, I provide EMDR related training services to other therapists as an EMDR Approved Consultant and an EMDR Training Facilitator in Dr. Philip Manfield's EMDR Basic Training.
When I'm not working, I enjoy gardening, hiking, biking, traveling, exercising, cooking, meditation, and spending time with friends and family.
Module 1: Background and Overview
Module 2: Ego State Therapy Basics
Module 3: Resource Development Protocol
Module 4: Switching the Dominance Protocol
Module 5: Selecting Ego States for Processing
Module 6: Needs Meeting Protocol
Module 7: Overcoming Processing Blocks
The trainings I have taken have helped me to develop my skills as a therapist for anxiety, depression, and relationship problems.
Office located in NW Portland, Oregon. Serving the Portland metro area, including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Tigard, West Linn, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Tualatin, Gresham, and Vancouver, WA.