My best friend growing up was an absolute spitfire. I admired her – and I loved the fact that we could be so wild and free in each other’s company. We challenged each other to become the best people we possibly could be, and we were always a team.
Years later, these are the values I follow as a therapist serving couples, individuals and parents. If you are ready for the challenge of seeing things in new ways and building the life you truly want, I am happy to serve as your resource and partner.
I am not the right therapist for you if …
You love to use the words, “Yes, but …” as a way of explaining away the difficulties in your life.
You love to argue for your limitations, holding on to the things that are holding you back.
You expect me to wave a magic wand over you that will instantly fix you, your partner or your family.
Since 2004, I’ve had the privilege of serving clients here in Oregon and also in California. I began my career by earning a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of San Francisco and later, a business degree from the College of Notre Dame.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), I have helped couples deal effectively with infidelity, communication, financial and career conflicts, children and family issues. I also have extensive experience working with adults who struggle with trauma, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health conditions.
- Drifting apart
- Empty nest syndrome
- Improving your communication skills
- Physical or emotional affair
- Pre-marital issues
Clinical Approach: Developmental Model
Years of Experience: 15+
- LMFT (Licensed Marriage Family Therapist) Marriage and Family Therapist/Counselor (LMFT)
All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.
Therapists and counselors have mandatory educational and licensing requirements that are determined by the state or country in which they practice. Obtaining this license requires a Masters degree which takes approximately two years of post graduate study. The license also requires 3000 hours of supervised work and passing written exams.
Counselors and therapists may make situational determinations about how deep to go into the personal history of each partner. They may seek to help you see where certain unhelpful patterns of behavior originated.
- California License MFC 48141
- Oregon License T1393
- Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
- Digital Wellness Training Certificate
- United States
- Telehealth (virtual)