Welcome! Thank you for wanting to know more about me and my counseling practice.
I am a Clinical Social Worker (Therapist) with over 20 years’ experience working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. I have had a broad and dynamic range of professional experiences, with the primary focus in helping individuals living with depression, anxiety and trauma. My years working in private practice, community outreach, and community mental health have helped develop my professional skills and improved me as a human being. I love what I do and I believe in the process of therapy. I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative process, with a focus on providing you a non-judgmental, safe and nurturing environment to address the challenges in your life. I work with individuals who are in their late teens through older adults, from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, belief systems, sexual orientations and gender identities.
I am certified by the State of Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and licensed by the State of Washington as an Independent Clinical Social Worker. I have a Master of Social Work, from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. This program is accredited, well-rounded, integrated and experiential, and gave me an excellent foundation as a psychotherapist. I have additional training and experience in EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, and have completed Strengthening Multi-Ethnic Families and Communities, a parent education program.
Oregon LCSW license number: L8097
Washington State LICSW license number: LW 00008894
Member National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in good standing