About My Clients
Sometimes life feels overwhelming. Maybe you know why, or maybe you feel clueless. Anxiety can really interfere with your ability to enjoy your life. Guilt or shame causes self-doubt and low-confidence. Feeling overwhelmed in school or work causes sadness and a lack of motivation. When life feels this hard for so long, you need to let someone in who can help you gain an understanding of your suffering, support you in finding ways to cope, and find hope that life can and will get better.
My Background and Approach
Since 8th grade, I knew I was going to have a psychology career. My childhood ambition led me to getting a MA degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR in 2007. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon. I have had a wide array of work experiences and have worked with many different populations and settings. I have done therapy with kids, teens, and adults in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential settings. I have worked in schools and hospitals. I have done evaluation in addition to providing individual, family, couples, and group counseling. I currently provide individual and group therapy in my private practice. I specialize in eating disorders, negative body image, anxiety, life transition, teens, mom guilt, and substance use problems. I help people identify negative patterns of thinking, align with their values, communicate their needs, and find useful coping methods for stressors.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
As an eating disorder specialist, I work from a body positive and HAES (health-at-every-size) approach. I currently am on the board of Columbia River Eating Disorder Network (CREDN) in the Pacific NW area (www.credn.org) in addition to the Mary Rose Foundation (https://maryrosefoundation.org/). As a mixed race, person of color, I am very attuned to how issues of cultural identity effect overall health and well-being. Relationships, work, friendships, body acceptance, and self-esteem all are impacted by cultural identity. I am passionate about working with people to navigate these struggles.