Helping people through the transitional periods of life is a passion of mine. New beginnings, such as enrolling at a new school or arriving for your first day of work, bring joy but can also bring about feelings of anxiety, depression, and lack of self-confidence. When we experience these negative emotions, it can be hard to move forward and feel like your best self. I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults to create a safe place to develop coping skills, identify personal goals for therapy, and continue down a path of self-discovery.
As a counselor, I strive to honor my clients in their process and work with them to discover and achieve their personal goals. I believe that the client/counselor relationship is rooted in trust and plays a fundamental role in productive therapy. I believe in empathy, unconditional positive regard, and allowing for a space of validation are key components to the healing process. While my approach includes a variety of psychological influences I am primarily a Humanistic, person-centered therapist. This means that I have great respect for the autonomy of my clients and their ability to discern their own path, solutions, and direction in life. My role is to assist in uncovering those answers and support healing and development with unconditional positive regard.
In my free time I like to walk around Portland with my two dogs enjoying the views of Mt. Hood!