I was clinical Director of one of only 4 LGBT mental health agencies licensed to provide services to the community in 1991 which brought me from Boston to Portland.
I work will all types of sexual behaviors, relationship configurations and non heteronormative expressions.
I am trained in PTSD using a Trauma In Recovery model from Judy Herman MD at Harvard University. I teach at the graduate and post graduate level for clinicians on working with trauma. I am EMDR certified in Trauma Treatment.
I am a seasoned therapist with 40 years in the field. I am a former agency clinical director who consulted regularly with the clinical staff. I am a long term clinical supervisor for CSWA's as well. I know intricately the challenges we therapists face in providing services in our clinical practices.... Burnout and Compassion Fatigue are at an all time high in our field. Self care is Key and having your own therapist to process with can help stem the tide of becoming overwhelmed.