I’ve lived in Portland for 25 years and love being a part of this community. I am a graduate of Portland State University with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. I identify as a queer, nonbinary, white, able-bodied person and my pronouns are they/them. I have a background in fine arts and enjoy painting in my free time. I'm an avid hiker but think of myself as more the indoorsy type.
My Counseling Philosophy
I approach our work with a deep commitment to social justice, queer theory, and liberation. I am transparent, empowering, empathic, and collaborative. I practice with a grounding in relational therapy, in that the most important factor in our mental well-being is the relationships we build. I employ Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems to give structure to our work (and I am happy to discuss what this means). I am trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy for the treatment of trauma. And I have received specialized training in supporting transgender people including letters for gender-affirming procedures.
My focus includes gender and gender transition, sexuality, racial identity, trauma, and personal growth. I welcome people of all identities.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Ready to get started?
I offer a free 20 minute video or phone interview for you to ask questions and see if I am a good fit. Click below to go to my online booking portal to schedule today or call me at 503-208-6424 and I will get back to you within 48 hours excluding weekends/holidays.