The wound is the place where the light enters you. –Rumi
With a warm and intuitive stance, I am interested in helping you:
- Process and move through difficult emotions
- Spot trends and patterns in your life
- Connect your current symptoms to broader context for greater insight
- Enjoy intimate and healthy relationships
- Navigate transitions in your life
- Get “unstuck”
- Maintain a healthy balance between work and family time
- Set boundaries for more satisfying relationships
- Create a deeply authentic and meaningful life with loving relationships and satisfying work
- Increase vitality and expand capacity for pursuing the passions in your life
Finding the right therapist has a lot to do with fit. The people that I fit best with are motivated for treatment, enjoy thinking about their life, are meaning-seeking, creative, eager to explore hidden depths in themselves, and spend time between sessions considering our work together.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #R4875. I am supervised by Dr. James Soliday, D.Min., LMFT #T0292.
Education & Training
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Psychology I worked for many years in the field of sexual assault and domestic violence as a counselor and advocate in upstate New York. I then earned my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2014. I enjoyed three years of clinical training at Valley Community Healthcare (now Valley Community Counseling Center), a psychoanalytic psychotherapy clinic in N. Hollywood, CA. Now living in the Portland, Oregon area, I have opened a private practice to continue doing the work that I love.
I am currently enrolled in a year long training program through The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, CA. The course teaches the developmental model: integrating attachment theory, differentiation theory and neuroscience in couples treatment.
Click here to read a blog post I wrote about some reflections on emotional and relational health during the Holiday season.