About My Clients
We enter life as brand-new beings, open to the world, but along the way our experiences, heartaches, and hardships can lead us far away from ourselves and make it harder to connect with the people we love. I help individuals, couples, and families in therapy by offering a safe space for you to investigate and integrate old hurts, understand yourself and your partner more deeply, and access your deepest inner resources. I'm here to support and guide you in uncovering the best of yourself.
My Background and Approach
I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate with a masters degree in Marriage, Couple, & Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark College. I have training and experience in working with individuals across the age spectrum, couple relationships, co-parenting relationships, and families. I draw from systemic approaches as well as attachment theory, polyvagal theory, internal family systems, and psychospiritual development models. While I have a firm footing in theory, I work to weave in the approaches that fit best for you, your style, and your circumstances.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I am a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and I'm affirming of all identities: I support every person's right to be honored for who they truly are, and I believe in educating myself as a therapist to support my clients in their identities. I work to attend to issues of oppression and marginalization as they arise, while also holding the fact that you are your own, complex, nuanced self. I am open to all spiritual and religious belief systems and respectful of how much or how little you want to include these beliefs/traditions in your therapy work. I believe strongly in every person's right and ability to define their unique values, and I emphasize building inner trust, integrity, and discernment in the process of living your values in the world. No matter who you are, I believe that you are worthy of dignity, respect, and care. I am firmly opposed to dehumanization and injustice in all its forms, and I believe in approaching everyone with curiosity, humility, and in good faith.