As a therapist, I'm down-to-earth, welcoming, and creative. I believe in radical self-compassion and acceptance, and in meeting you where you are without judgment. I honor where you’ve been because there is a lot of wisdom you’ve cultivated throughout your life, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. I trust and highlight your unique insights and I bring gentle, encouraging challenge to areas where you might feel stuck.
In my personal life, I’m a photographer, bird enthusiast, writer, and a devoted servant to an ancient cat (who might make a rare appearance on-screen during telehealth sessions - sorry / you’re welcome). I love to read, travel, swim, and cook, and I try to get outside in nature as much as I can.
I also love to think, teach, and write about nature and our relationship to the living world around us. If you're curious about eco-psychology or learning about how nature can interact with therapy, please reach out anytime! I'm always happy to answer questions, or to come and speak to groups about what I do.
education, training, and credentials
I'm a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the state of Oregon (R8044) with a masters degree in Marriage, Couple, & Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark College. I am supervised by Jessica Thomas, Ph.D, LMFT. I have training and experience in working with individuals across the age spectrum, couple relationships, co-parenting relationships, and families. I also engage in continuing education on a regular basis.