About My Clients
My clients are often empathetic, highly sensitive individuals who are looking for a supportive, warm therapeutic space to process their lives. They often take on too much and feel that they have the capability to live the type of life that they want, and they believe that this work is often most thoroughly, most richly done in the context of therapy. In our work together, we will find what works for you in your life -- and what you want more of in order to have greater peace and connection.
My Background and Approach
I received my Master of Science in Counseling from Oregon State University in 2017 and have taken subsequent graduate coursework at Portland State University. I worked as a school counselor for four years, and I have been in private practice since January 2019. I truly enjoy working with older children, adolescents, and adults as they navigate challenges and seek to develop deeper insight into their own lives. I began my practice because I believe that all of us have the capacity to grow, heal, and transform, and that we all have insight that we can learn to tap into or trust. I also believe that working through our challenges with self-compassion and understanding can help us move from pain and frustration to peace and autonomy to create meaningful lives. I am dedicated to helping my clients explore their unique challenges and life situations so that they can uncover joy, contentment, and ease, as well as find solutions to unresolved issues and process and manage trauma and pain.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I encourage my clients to look within themselves to find their own strengths, resources, and inner wisdom. And I believe we can all do this in the midst of whatever may be coming up for us in life — work or school stress, relationship conflict, family struggles, a sense that things just aren’t quite right and we’re not sure what to do about them. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges, including difficulties in relationships, grief, indecision, anxiety, and depression, as well as searching for meaning, which I believe is an inherent part of the experience of being human. And because being a human is not always easy, I encourage my clients to develop deep self-compassion and curiosity about themselves and their lives. I believe that we are in a continual process of discovering and creating the meaning in our own lives and that by fully accepting who we are that we can see our lives clearly and make the changes that are right for us.