What makes me different from other therapists? I believe in creating collaborative healing relationships with my clients. I am not the expert on your life. Instead of doling out my diagnoses and treatment for you, we will work together to figure out what changes you want to make. Then, together, we will come up with an attainable, realistic plan of healing.

Why I became a therapist is a long-winded story, but at its core I simply wanted to help others. I know what it is like to be judged. I also understand the role that systems (family, social, school, criminal, etc.) play in the complexities of our physical and emotional lives. Both hindering and enhancing them. We cannot change the habitat we are forced to live in, but we can change how we deal with it.

I will not promise that I can heal you. In truth you’re the only one who can do that. What I will promise is if you choose me, I will be here as long as you need guidance. You are not alone. All you have to do is reach out.


I accept the following insurance companies: Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Pacific Source, OpenCard, and MHN Health Net.

You may be responsible for a co-pay at the time of service. Please contact your insurer to determine your co-pay and whether you have a yearly deductible that must be met before you may use your benefits. You may also need to confirm if your insurance covers couples therapy.

For other insurance companies, I am an out-of-network provider. Many insurers will reimburse a percentage of your out of pocket expenses. Please contact your insurance company to inquire about out-of-network benefits for mental health services.  I will provide you an invoice to for direct reimbursement.



  • Masters of Science, Counseling (August 2014)
  • Bachelors of Science, Psychology (June 2007)

Speciality Certificates

  • Chronic Pain Certificate (March 2019)
  • Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling (March 2011)

Advanced Training

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients (October 2018)
  • Rapid Relationship Repair for Couples (March 2016)

  • EMDR Intensive Training (February 2016)

  • Ethics: Necessary and Essential Information (November 2015)

  • Advanced Mindfulness Techniques that Change the Brain (July 2015)

  • Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy (March 2015)

  • Suicide & Self-Mutilation (February 2015)

  • Advance Trauma Training: Shame and Guilt (December 2014)

  • Domestic Violence (September 2013)

  • Grief and Loss (April-June 2013)

  • Sex Trafficking (October 2012)

  • Multi-cultural Issues (June-July 2012)

We welcome you getting in touch. Please call us at 503-803-9545 or email: to schedule an appointment.