I am sincerely humbled and honored to stand by my clients as they courageously work toward achieving their desired therapy goals. I strive to provide an atmosphere of compassion, hope, and support where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. I tend to have a warm, humorous, and transparent style. I hold a strong belief in social justice and I actively work to consider a multicultural lens within my work with clients. My therapy work is informed by an integrative approach with a foundation in contemporary psychodynamic and attachment theory, often incorporating interventions from various cognitive behavioral therapies (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy).
I hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University. I have significant experience in providing individual, group, and couple’s therapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, college counseling, and private practice, serving people with a very wide-range of mental health disorders and chronic disease including HIV/AIDS and substance use disorders. My research background has focused primarily on attitudes toward sexual minorities, along with topics such as mindfulness and resilience. My passion for professional growth has led me to actively attend and provide diversity-related trainings within the community.