Hello and welcome! A positive therapy experience begins with a solid and affirming relationship between therapist and client.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Beaverton, OR
Supervised by Karen Hixson, PhD, LPC
Research studies have shown that Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective treatments for low self-esteem. I believe that tools like CBT are beneficial but not before exploring where the root of self-esteem issues come from; whether that be early family life experience, societal bias, or unrealistic expectations placed on oneself.
Every person's gender identity and journey is uniquely complex and personal. I have spent over a decade studying gender theories and practices and helping people of all walks of life explore what gender means to them. I am a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and follow their best practices.
My training as a Marriage and Family therapist revolves around relational dynamics and is the area I feel the most confident and competent in helping my clients navigate. The approaches I use are a blend of Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy and the Gottman Method. I do not work with high-conflict couples or ones struggling with substance abuse.