My experience has come from working with children and adolescents in hospitals, schools, group homes, and residential facilities over the past 7 years. I have also attended a number of workshops on Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Therapy, and Music Therapy. I’m licensed in both California (LMFT#88548) and Oregon (LMFT#T1129). My LinkedIn page provides an overview of my experience in the field.
Trust, rapport, the relationship. These are the crucial elements for change to take place during counseling. I strive to be a present and open therapist, accepting clients where they are in life, while working to fully understand the challenges they may be struggling with. Teenagers are truth detectives and they are the first to spot a phony. My approach to counseling is authentic, with a genuine curiosity to gain a better understanding of the challenges your child may be facing.
My goal is to help clients gain a better sense of self-awareness, as we examine their thoughts, feelings, and behavior, while working toward solutions, together. If I have done my job, clients will take the knowledge and insight gained from our sessions with them into the outside world, making new connections and improving their lives.
My office is located in the Portland Therapy Center in the historic Burnside Trolley Building at 2705 E Burnside St, Suite 206.