“Our feelings are our most genuine path towards knowledge.” — Audrey Lorde
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
Supervised by Kimberly Jayne, PhD, LPC, RPT-S
I truly believe we each hold the key to own own healing. I also believe that life is full of experiences that shape the way we perceive ourselves and relate to others, sometimes creating patterns that impede growth and that are difficult to change. As a therapist, I focus on the power of the therapeutic relationship: the healing power of empathy, acceptance and caring. I use intentional responses to support clients to better understand and process present and past experiences.
Play is kids’ most natural form of communication. Toys are to kids what words are to adults. My office is set up specifically to with toys to give kids a wide vocabulary to help them communicate and process social, emotional, or behavioral challenges or difficult life transitions. I am trained in Child-Centered Play Therapy and under the supervision of Dr. Kimberly Jayne, RPT-S, CCPT.
I completed Mindfulness, Embodiment and Relationship: An Introductory Workshop with Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A) as well as maintaining my own personal mindfulness practice for over 13 years.
In our fast-paced, social-media-saturated, and achievement-driven society many adults and children struggle with anxiety. I am passionate about helping both children and adults find trust in their capacity to navigate life's challenges.
I have completed special training in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), an evidence-based treatment approach for working with children ages 3-10, and child development. I have experience working with children and their families, helping them navigate social, emotional, or behavioral challenges, or life transitions.
With specialized training in Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), I support parents in understanding their children's behavior and learn to communicate love and boundaries in ways their children understand. This process is the foundation of a strong parent-child bond which leads to feelings of competency and satisfaction in parenting.