Individual & Couple Psychotherapy with Adults
I am a licensed psychologist and have experience working with adults to address various issues including depression and mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, grief, relationship difficulties, life transitions, family challenges, and identity development. I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacific University’s School of Graduate Psychology and completed my doctoral internship at University of Puget Sound’s Counseling, Health & Wellness Services in 2016. I completed my postdoctoral residency at Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinics in 2017.
My approach to psychotherapy is founded in psychodynamic and interpersonal theories. I believe our current lives and ways of relating, to ourselves and to others, are impacted by our past experiences. By understanding your past experiences, you can begin to view your thoughts, emotions, actions, and relationships with new insight and thus open yourself to create healthy change. I foster a collaborative relationship between patient and therapist, and interact with genuineness and warmth to help empower you and support your personal growth. While this style of psychotherapy is typically longer term, I sincerely believe it promotes sustained symptom reduction, increased life fulfillment, and greater acceptance of oneself. I am inclusive and honor diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, SES, and religion/spirituality.