Throughout life, we are shaped by our experiences. Somewhere along the way, one of my experiences encouraged me to become a therapist and it’s a role I feel incredibly honored to hold. As a therapist, I’m able to advocate, support, and empower people from all walks of life. This role in another person’s life motivates me to learn and grow in new ways every day.
My therapeutic perspective is grounded in both Emotionally Focused and Internal Family Systems Therapy. I value and implement therapeutic approaches that create new avenues for healing. I’ve found art and experiential therapy to be powerful outlets for folks who can’t quite put their thoughts into words. I work collaboratively and prioritize equity in all relationships. I appreciate the healing qualities of nature and encourage connecting with our environments whenever possible.
Outside of therapy, I love to hike, garden, write, and travel. I have lived in Portland for almost twelve years and with each season I am reminded just how great this city is.
I received my Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy and a Certificate in Ecopsychology from Lewis and Clark College. While studying, my focus was on systemic therapy, social justice, and environmental advocacy.
I am working toward state licensure in Oregon.