A little about me.
I help teens and adults who feel stuck, overwhelmed, perfectionistic, and isolated develop
confidence, balance, and connection. My first priority as a counselor is to develop this relationship by promoting safety,
developing trust, respecting your pace, and holding space for your story. We all have unique
lived experiences and identities that influence how we show up and interact with the world. For
me, the counseling process can be an opportunity to identify our strengths and resilience while
exploring areas for development and healing with someone that’s on your team. Counseling is
where we learn to know (and grow) you.
In our sessions you can expect warmth, support, challenge, authenticity, collaboration, and humor as we work towards meeting your goals. I am committed to continued understanding of the concerns impacting diverse populations and seek to best support you by balancing knowledge and humility. My practice is anti-racist, body positive, LGBTQIA2S+ affirming, and sex positive – you are welcome here.
I think change happens when we feel supported, appropriately challenged, and brave enough to confront challenging circumstances and commit to a new approach to doing things. Change is also not linear and mistakes are inevitable along the way– I am here to be a consistent presence throughout your journey.
I currently hold a Masters degree in Marriage, Family, and Couples counseling from Portland State University and am a Professional Counselor Associate. I am under the supervision of Dr. Tara Sanderson, PsyD. MBA.
In my free time I enjoy all kinds of dance and movement, karaoke, reading, and traveling.