I am a therapist with strong intuition and diverse experience. I work with individuals and couples in supportive and creative ways. In a safe space, we can develop practical, creative, and immediate solutions that build on your unique strengths and move you closer towards your goals. The issues we can address include financial therapy, career counseling, dealing with life, parenting or relationship challenges, sports counseling, technology addiction, or immigration-related adjustments.
I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have completed specialized training in Brainspotting - Phases 1 and 2, and in Gottman Method Couples Therapy - Levels 1, 2, and 3 with additional training in Treating Trauma and Affairs and in Treating Couples in Addiction Recovery. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern registered in the State of Oregon under the supervision of Keith Mackie, LPC. In my practice, I integrate Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Narrative therapies with Brainspotting therapy, Somatic techniques, and principles from Neuroscience.
Who Am I Really
I enjoy getting to know people and building deep and meaningful relationships. My clinical experiences with individual adults and couples included treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, ADHD, acculturation, financial struggles, career exploration, and relationship issues.
Prior to becoming a counselor, I had a successful management and technology career in the financial, IT, healthcare, academic, and automotive sectors. My previous job titles included: programmer-analyst, software developer, systems engineer, research scientist, business analyst, product manager, project manager, and a certified scrum master. My Bachelor's degree was in Computer Science and my previous Master's degrees were in Computer Engineering and Business Administration.
I have lived in Europe, on the East Coast of the US, and in the Midwest, but I consider myself an Oregonian because I have lived in Oregon the longest. Outside of counseling and doing psychotherapy research for fun, you will find me reading voraciously, playing outdoors, practicing Pilates, and spending time with my amazing family and friends.