About My Clients
Are you trying to create change in your life? Are you having trouble setting and achieving goals? Are you struggling with addiction or looking for stability in your recovery? Are you struggling to find meaning or direction in your career? Do you desire to feel more confident and less anxious? Therapy can be a helpful option to feel more connected to those in your life and alleviate feeling trapped and anxious. I see you and I am ready to help. I look forward to connecting and working together.
My Background and Approach
I hold a Master's degree in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. I am an Oregon native and have been working in addiction, recovery, and counseling services since 2013. At the beginning of therapy I gather information about your life, your relationship history, and childhood. I use this information to best understand who you are and how you relate to your environment. We will work together to create goals and solutions you are seeking to achieve. I specialize in working with those who are struggling with alcoholism, substance dependence, those who are in recovery, and affected others. As a person in recovery from substance addiction I understand the journey that has brought you to seek help. I understand the desperation and need for change. I utilize a wide variety of approaches when working with substance addiction and recovery. I am here to assist you with finding solutions in your recovery journey, not prescribe a rigid one-size-fits-all approach.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I believe that therapy is a powerful and useful way to achieve our best selves. I hold the belief that stigma surrounding counseling and addiction should be eliminated. I actively support organizations that reduce mental health and addiction stigma in the Northwest. I have a strong meditation and spiritual practice that is directly connected to my recovery and self care. I have a personal and familial experience with addiction. I identify as a person in long-term recovery. I believe that my personal experiences provide me with a perspective that allows me to work with others with a human-to-human approach rather than a professional bestowing wisdom approach. I recognize that each person has their own set of unique challenges and struggles and I believe that those struggles can be assets to empower us. Outside of the therapy room I enjoy spending time with my wife, trying new foods, traveling, laughing, mountain biking, and riding dirt bikes.