I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in downtown Portland, Oregon. I have more than ten years providing psychotherapy to individual adults, adolescents, and couples. I am originally from Northern California. Prior to starting my private practice I worked with a wide diversity of people in a variety of mental health settings including schools, a suicide hotline, a mobile crisis team, foster care, prison facilities, and medical clinics. In addition to my psychotherapy practice I have years of work experience in residential construction/home restoration. These different experiences inform my approach as a therapist.

People usually come to therapy because life isn’t working, or because they want something to change. You may be looking for short-term therapy with specific objectives, or you may have larger goals with depth-oriented therapy in mind. People who thrive on understanding themselves and others are also great candidates for psychotherapeutic work. If your concerns are longstanding or affect many parts of your life, then psychodynamic therapy may be especially appropriate. Every person is different. A successful therapy works best when designed to fit you and your needs.

I have particular interest and experience in helping with these things:

  • • Life Transitions
  • • Creative Blocks
  • • Trauma & loss
  • • Feeling stuck
  • • Men’s issues
  • • Attachment issues
  • • Career concerns
  • • Experiences that are hard to verbalize
  • • Feeling depressed and/or anxious
  • • Difficulties with relationships
  • • Adolescent coming of age issues
  • • Emotions that don’t make sense
  • • Issues related to incarceration
  • • Difficulty in social situations
  • • Life Transitions
  • • Creative Blocks
  • • Trauma & loss
  • • Feeling stuck
  • • Men’s issues
  • • Attachment issues
  • • Career concerns
  • • Experiences that are hard to verbalize
  • • Feeling depressed and/or anxious
  • • Difficulties with relationships
  • • Adolescent coming of age issues
  • • Emotions that don’t make sense
  • • Issues related to incarceration
  • • Difficulty in social situations

Education
Post-graduate: The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley
MSW University of California, Berkeley
BA The Evergreen State College, Washington

Professional Memberships
Oregon Psychoanalytic Center
The Psychotherapy Institute
National Association of Social Workers

OR Lic. 7191 / CA Lic. 62872