Does this sound familiar?
- Do you struggle to connect with yourself or others?
- Feeling low or without purpose?
- Is your head filled up with unwanted thoughts?
I can help.
We all struggle with pain both visible and invisible. And still, a life filled with meaning, healthy relationships, and joy is possible. I believe that the process of healing unfolds within a caring relationship characterized by curiosity, warmth, and play. I invite you to imagine our therapeutic relationship as a vehicle that will take you wherever you hope to go. Along the journey, I will prioritize your sense of safety and guide a process based on your strengths and goals.
What can you expect?
I will listen to your experience with a compassionate ear. The insights and skills you gain in therapy will gradually translate to your life outside therapy. I will help you accept your strengths and limitations, develop healthier self-esteem, and experience a wider range of thoughts and emotions. Accompanying these changes will come greater intimacy and satisfaction in your life and relationships. When working with people, I use evidence-based approaches like psychodynamic therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as some techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I enjoy working with a wide range of adults with diverse identities and abilities. I hold a master’s in applied psychological science from Pacific University and a master’s in writing from Portland State University. Formal education is not everything, and I endeavor to be a student of life, deepening my insight through the experience and wisdom of all the people I encounter through work, travel, and reading. Prior to joining Vista, I worked in community mental health with people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness.