I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy to older teens and adults at the Somatic Center Portland. 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. I have had the honor of working with Veterans, children, teens, young adults, older adults, and LGBTQ 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.