I believe all of us deserve kindness, care, and unconditional positive regard. These are elements I strive to offer through the counseling relationship, while ultimately working to empower folx to grow in self-love, self-compassion, and self-care.
My view is that successful counseling lies in the relationship between client and therapist. Building an atmosphere of safety, trust, and equity is a top priority for me. Our work together will be collaborative and centered on your voice, your wants, and your needs. The more aligned we are, the stronger our footing is towards meeting your goals.
Over the past decade, I've worked with people experiencing depression, anxiety, and the impacts of trauma. In addition, I've supported families with communication, parenting, and relationships challenges. I'm particularly dedicated to working with those looking to strengthen a sense of identity, including cultural, racial, and gender identities. I strive to be a culturally competent therapist by continuously working to learn and understand.
I have a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University.
My counseling experiences include working in the community with families impacted by domestic violence and youth involved in the foster care system. I also provided counseling to children, adolescents, young adults, and families at a school-based health center.
My approach to counseling is informed by psychodynamic and person-centered frameworks, as well as attachment-based theories.
License: Oregon, C5203.