These beautiful, unpredictable, messy moments of life shape us, and I've learned that defining who we are through these moments helps us build the life we want. It's hard work. I help people navigate and sift through it all, and I believe in a collaborative approach. I hold a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as a Certificate in Trauma Response Services. I bring over 20 years of experience working in the grief and trauma realms in a variety of ways, having worked as a therapist in community mental health, and led processing groups and classes internationally, and with a variety of nonprofits. I am an adult grief group facilitator with the Dougy Center. I am an advocate for equality and social justice, and an ally for marginalized groups. I am certified in trauma-informed care, and utilize an integrated theoretical approach based in person-centered strengths-based, emotion focused, and cognitive behavioral orientations and our sessions are process-based.
As a licensed registered LPC Associate (R6889) of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, and a registered LMHCA (61179293) by the Washington Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, I abide by the Code of Ethics for both states. I work under the supervision of Jerrica Ching, LMHC/Washington – 60857196; LPC/Oregon – C5880. I welcome and work with people of all races, gender identities, ages, sexual orientations, and physical abilities, and I use she/her pronouns.