I have been a student of meditation for over 30 years, and incorporate mindfulness into my work. I will use meditation as a tool so you can experience it in a way that is more engaging than if you were listening to an audio or doing it on your own. I have also engaged in various different spiritual practices and study throughout my adult life. I love holding space for other's spiritual inquiry/path - whatever it is. I have completed the Death Doula Training from The Inelda Institute have been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2006.
Before my career as a psychotherapist, I was a licensed massage therapist. I had my own private practice as well as worked for hospice.
I've been involved in music performance and have insight into the high demands and perfectionism that can go along with being in the arts. I feel that in order to create art with depth, one must feel deeply. At times, it can be hard to hold those feelings. I can help with this.
Among other things, I feel most connected and at peace when I am writing, playing music with my partner, and being in nature with said partner and my beloved pets (I have two dogs and one cat who hikes with me on a leash right alongside his canine siblings.) I understand intimately the power of connecting spiritual practice with creative outlets. I am called to this career because I have benefited from what I have learned from my teachers and mentors and I have a lot to offer.
I trained in EMDR, Body-Centered therapy, CBT, Gottman Technique, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, The Enneagram and many other modalities that I use to help each of my clients in whatever unique way they need.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (ID #C2876) in the State of Oregon and I have earned a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association as well as the Oregon Counseling Association.