Originally from the Midwest, I moved to Portland in 2007. I have been working with teenagers and families for 12 years as a mental health counselor where I support students in finding success in navigating this world. I also work closely with families to provide additional support on how to best assist their teenagers with this process. In my practice, I strive to create a comfortable, positive space where you can become a person who feels secure in your chosen path in life. I received my Master's degree through the University of Kansas and completed my hours towards my LCSW license in Portland. I have been trained in using Mindfulness, Restorative Justice, Emotional Security, and Eye Movement & Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to assist with processing trauma. In addition to working with youth and their families, I answer crisis lines across the US supporting people in need.
I am excited to be able to offer video counseling as an option as well.