Associate Practitioner & CSWA
Covering Challenges Related To: Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, Mood Disorders, and Borderline personality disorder.
Individuals & Family Counseling, Ages 6+
Education & Certification:
CSWA, Master of Social Work-University of Nevada-Reno,
Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations-Doane University-Lincoln, Nebraska
Specialty Training & Experience:
Dully diagnosed individuals, Autism, ADHD, Behavioral Therapy and adaptive coping skill development, Family Systems, Eating Disorders, Attachment, Trauma, & Life transitions.
I grew up in the Midwest and relocated to Oregon to plant my roots and continue the meaningful work of helping people. I have worked in the mental health field for 15 years in many different professional roles which has provided me with meaningful experience through engaging people to grow and achieve their goals. Through this experience I have worked with various populations from different cultures, backgrounds, and personal struggles. These
populations include developmental and intellectual disabilities, refugees, children and families, and adolescents. I am a dog Mom and enjoy hiking, backpacking, camping, soccer, and music. Being outside is my happy place.
Treatment Orientation & Philosophy:
Everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve inner peace and acceptance of self to live their best life. I believe everyone has the capability to heal, change, and obtain interpersonal growth. While this journey is often a difficult one I will join you; to challenge, support, and guide you along the
way. Personal growth and change through self-assessment can bring up many unpleasant and difficult feelings; therapy is an investment and commitment to self. My approach is individualized with the belief that you are the expert of yourself. In my work I regularly use these typed of therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, and Person Centered Therapy.
*Specialty Training & Experience includes areas of focus and interest practitioners have obtained additional hours of training and experience in. Any specialties the practitioner has received certification in will appear under Education & Certification.