Inner NE Portland
|Disabled Accessible: No
Northeast - Grant Park neighborhood|
Near NE 33rd exit off I-84
In Victorian home between Knott and Brazee
School Counseling Certification (K-12) State of Oregon
Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
Therapy Training (DBT), Portland Public Schools|
Trauma Treatment Training at the Intercultural Psychiatric Program,
||Routine and Urgent Care|
||American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon|
Oregon Friends of Jung
Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association
Supervision with Dr. James Soliday, Jungian Analyst, D.Min., LMFT
$100 per session for Individuals|
$110 per session for Couples and Families
Some sliding scale available
Jungian Depth Psychology - dream work
Parenting - including special needs work|
Communication and relationships|
Focus of Practice
|Life Transitions (Marriage, Career Change, Parenting, Blending
Families, Mid-Life, Empty Nest, Retirement, Grief/Loss, Elderhood)
Private psychotherapy practice serving individuals, couples and
Group therapist for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse|
|Portland Women's Crisis Line
Principal for Portland Public Schools at all grade levels (providing
support for parents on their children's developmental stages and
transitions to next grade level, and advocating for children and
families with learning differences)|
|Coordinator, Counselor, and Parenting
Instructor for Teen Parent Program and Pre-school, Portland Public
Taught and implemented Conflict Resolution Programs|
Client Populations Served
|Adults of all ages
|Parent consult for children 12 and
I work with my clients to identify core issues,
clarify beliefs, and release limiting patterns.
My goal is to support a deepening capacity for reflection,
self-acceptance, and life purpose.
With compassionate listening, I help clients address concerns
in the following ways:
Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Loss-
gain insight to life patterns, move through pain, develop
self-compassion, learn coping skills.
build trust, deepen connections, improve communication.
strengthen bonds and communication, learn to de-fuse situations.
find direction and deeper life meaning working with dreams, art and
unconscious communication, a Jungian oriented approach.
achieve greater balance, sense of calm, and well-being with a
mindfulness-based therapeutic approach.
It is a great honor to listen to my clients
stories, to develop a relationship of trust, and to collaborate in
this sacred process of self-discovery and navigating lifes
My passion is to help clients listen deeply to the wisdom within to
make life changes that enhance relationships, sense of self and
meaning of life. I aspire to create a warm and safe office setting
where clients feel safe to fully express themselves.
As the therapy unfolds, my intent is to always hold the
clients highest potential.
I bring a background of counseling and coaching individuals
and families for over 30 years as an educator and therapist.
Serving diverse populations in the Portland community has
deeply informed my skills as a psychotherapist.
Walking the healing path with immigrants and refugees from
four continents, survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence,
families with special needs children, teen parents, and those
seeking a compassionate ear has been a powerful education.
If you are ready to start your personal growth
journey, I look forward to hearing from you.
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