is a Portland-based licensed clinical psychologist, with experience providing individual and couples psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and seniors. I am committed to therapy that is:
Therapy provides a rare space for taking an honest look at one’s life and clarifying the values you want to have guide your life’s direction.
You are the expert on your own life: your unique struggles, gifts, and dreams. With that in mind, I believe in working as partners on deciding the techniques, the pace, and the goals of therapy that best fit you.
It takes tremendous courage to seek treatment, and to honestly share and discuss your life’s challenges with someone you do not know. I consider taking part in therapy a privilege, and I believe respect and warmth for each client’s unique experiences to be a core part of our work.
I stay abreast of recent developments in therapy in order to most effectively serve my clients.
To be human, means that at times we each will struggle and suffer. Often this very pain is a messenger, telling us life needs re-examining. I provide both empirically supported and in-depth, growth-oriented psychotherapy with a goal of alleviating suffering and nurturing self understanding. Increased awareness creates new options: options to let go of old, ineffective behavior patterns, to connect with others more consciously and open-heartedly, and to live life with meaning and vitality.