NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
Regence Blue Cross, Moda, Pacific Care
I PRACTICE IN
AND WORK WITH
Teens (13 - 18)
ON THESE ISSUES
Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Relationships, Social Anxiety, Trauma
Aging, Bereavement, Coping Skills, Divorce, Grief, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Relationships, Self Esteem, Social Anxiety
I am psychodynamically informed and use that skill set in talk therapy. Since 2008, I have been trained as an EMDR Certified Therapist. I am also trained in Flash.
APPROACH & MORE ABOUT ME
I have been a practicing clinician for almost 40 years. I love what I do! I believe that healthy relationships are the building blocks for mental health. The relationship you have with yourself is the most important of all. Trauma can muck up the works terribly.
I am a certified EMDR Practitioner and am trained the Flash Technique, CBT, the Neurobiology of Trauma, and Compassion Focused Therapy. I bring those skills, wisdom, intuition and compassion to my practice to help people achieve a healthy resolution of a traumatic event, and a loving acceptance of themselves.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
I have worked at two Mental Health Centers, in Oregon and Massachusetts. In both settings I was part of a Crisis Team. I have been The Clinical Director of an adoption agency, and worked with folks living in a half-way home for recently freed prisoners.
I worked in a group counseling center, and in my own private clinical practice throughout the last 35 years.
I also owned a restaurant which used more of my mental health and relationship skills than any of the above.
MSW, Portland State
BA, Lake Forest College
MAIN THERAPY TYPES
EMDR, Psychodynamic Therapy