I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark College in 2011.
Prior to establishing my own practice, I worked in a number of settings including residential, intensive outpatient and day treatment levels of care. I have spent the last six years treating anxiety related disorders in an outpatient setting while also pursuing clinical trainings with a focus in behavioral therapies. I am a member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount to successful therapeutic outcomes. My style of therapy is open, warm and collaborative. I often say to my clients, that those who seek therapy for anxiety are the bravest clients I know, because therapy is the process of facing your fears and being willing to confront discomfort. It’s important to me that we work together to establish trust so that this process can feel safe and can ultimately be effective.
When I am not working with clients, I love spending time with family and friends enjoying the great Pacific Northwest. I live here in the Portland area with my husband, our two young daughters and our dog, Juniper. We enjoy camping, skiing, traveling and cooking together.