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With nearly 25 years of professional experience, I currently provide services to individuals, couples and families in my private practice in Portland, Oregon. I have also served as instructor of counseling-related courses for the University of Portland, Portland State University, and Oregon State. 


My PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education from Oregon State University focused on best practices for working with grief and loss.  


Prior to opening my private practice, my clinical work experience included:

  • National Director of Program and Training; Friends of the Children, OR

  • Therapist, Addiction Treatment; Caremark Behavioral Health, OR

  • Therapist; Hospice and Palliative Care of Contra Costa, CA

  • School-based Therapist; Youth Education and Support Services, CA

  • Therapist; Carroll County Mental Health, NH

  • Outward Bound course instructor





















  • BA, Phi Beta Kappa; Bowdoin College

  • Visiting Scholar; Oxford University, England

  • Graduate Internship in child, adolescent and family counseling at Dallas Child Guidance Clinic

  • Graduate Internship in adult, couples and crisis counseling at Salem Mental Health and Education Services

  • MSW; Smith College School for Social Work: Masters thesis on long-term effects of divorce

  • Certificate in Neuropsychology and Assessment; U.C. Berkeley Extension

  • Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Oregon 

  • Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)

  • PhD in Counseling; Oregon State University, 2013; Phi Kappa Phi.


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The most important thing is this: to be willing, at any moment, to give up what we are to make room for what we can become.            

                                                                   ~ C. DuBois

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