A little about me.
I believe all people should have access to respectful spaces in which they can explore themselves and their needs.
We’ve all heard it- “It’s about the journey, not the destination.” Sometimes, this journey can be really challenging. It can sometimes feel like we’ve lost our map. Or that maybe everyone else got a map, but we somehow missed the day those were handed out. Whether you’ve lost your map, or never got one, therapy can be a space in which we can find direction again. In our work together, it is my goal that we create a non-judgmental therapeutic space in which you feel seen, heard, and understood. In doing so, we can honor and recognize the natural strengths you have cultivated along your travels. The journey can also have challenges you did not think to pack for and therapy can be a place to pause and repack our bags. Sometimes, we find out that the things we packed for our journey were really helpful in the past, but no longer serve a purpose. It can be important to recognize those and find new strategies to help in the here and now. I find incredible value in my work and opportunity to connect with those I work with. I would be happy to walk alongside you during this part of your journey.
I have completed my doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University and am currently being supervised by Dr. Sanderson through my postdoctoral year. I have focused much of my work on the LGBTQIAA++ community, emphasizing on transgender healthcare and psychotherapy considerations.
In my free time I am often hanging out with my three pets (two dogs and a cat) and my spouse. I am frequently playing Dungeons and Dragons or crafting costumes. I find crafting can challenge me to learn many different skills, from book binding to sewing, leaving me with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Other times, I am singing karaoke, reading a book, or listening to a podcast (usually true crime ones).