I feel honored to be joining Quest Center as a mental health therapist and feel privileged to get to hold space for you and accompany you in your healing process. I believe all people have a natural orientation toward wholeness and health, and I see my role as supporting a process of healing that is inherently within you. My intention is to assist you in accessing your own inner wisdom and learning to relate compassionately with yourself. I am interested in hearing your story and co-discovering with you previously unrecognized and hidden possibilities. My approach to therapy is person-centered, trauma-informed, and collaborative. I am deeply committed to social justice and anti-oppression. I have a warm, gentle presence and a fierce sense of hopefulness and belief in your resiliency.
I hold a Master of Science in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. I am informed by narrative therapy and integrate mindfulness-based approaches and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I have experience offering therapy to individuals, couples, and families with a variety of experiences, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions, and chronic illness. I am a registered intern with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists working toward licensure as an LMFT (licensed marriage and family therapist). I am under the ongoing clinical supervision of Anne-Marie Benjamin, LPC, and Lusijah Marx, Psy.D.
I am originally from Vermont and Louisiana. I have lived in Oregon for the past couple of years, first in Eugene and now in Portland, and am in love with the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy connecting with friends and family, riding my bike around town, reading in coffee shops, going to farmer’s markets, practicing yoga, cooking vegan food, being in nature, and participating in therapy trainings.