Hi! If you're like most people visiting this site, perhaps you're feeling a bit "stuck" and overwhelmed. I'm glad you've found your way here; you're in the right spot. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families. I also work with young adult individuals who are navigating life stressors and transitions. Additionally, I offer counseling for young adults looking to include their faith in to treatment, or who are looking to reconcile their beliefs. I'm trained in Structural and Strategic Family Therapy, and use a family systems approach in working with children and adults. I am also one of the few therapists in Portland that offers Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, a unique evidenced-based treatment for young children. My approach to helping you and your family is warm and compassionate, yet direct, lively and straightforward. I believe and hold true that you are the expert in yourself and your family, whereas I am an expert in behavioral health.
Together, we will work to reach your goals by using and building on the skills that you already have and practical interventions to get "unstuck." We will focus on the what [to do] rather than the why [is this happening]. In this way, we will work to solve current issues you identify as problematic, or areas where you want to grow. We will work to treat the root of the problem and not just the symptoms.
I believe we do the best we can with what we know. Finding the right therapist can sometimes seem impossible: If you're ready to grow, heal and be challenged, I encourage you to contact me.