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ABOUT ME

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy to older teens and adults. I have been serving people in a helping capacity since 2008 and have had the privilege to work with individuals dealing with a diverse array of situations and concerns.  

 

After graduating with a bachelors degree from the University of Oregon, I found my passion for working with adults struggling with chronic homelessness, substance abuse, and severe mental health issues. Although this work was deeply rewarding, I found myself wanting a larger skill set to draw from and decided to pursue my Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University. 

 

After completing my masters program, I fell in love with working in hospice and palliative care, providing bereavement counseling and social work services to individuals with life-limiting illnesses and their families. After many years of wonderful work in hospice and palliative care, I opened my private practice so that I could provide psychotherapy with a breadth and depth that was not possible in the hospice and palliative care model. Since that time, I have had the profound pleasure of being trained in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, somatic therapies, psychedelic harm reduction, and more. These trainings, coupled with my experience in working with death, dying, and disability, have allowed me to become a psychotherapist that is willing and able to delve into the darkest corners of the psyche and the soul, as well as celebrate and integrate the arduous climb to the spiritual mountaintop.

 

I have had the honor of working with Veterans, children, teens, young adults, older adults, and LGBTQIA+ individuals, and have learned specialized approaches to successfully support each of these groups. 

 

I am licensed to practice in the State of Oregon by the Board of Licensed Social Workers. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and I subscribe to the NASW Code of Ethics.