Licensed Professional Counselor
About My Practice ~ Since you are reading this, it is likely that you or someone you care about is struggling with emotional discomfort or pain. You may be looking for someone to provide support and guidance in understanding, managing, or alleviating this pain, and to help create new possibilities that lead to a more fulfilling life.
From the time I was a teenager, my strongest desire has been to make a difference in people’s lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and over the course of my professional life, I have helped thousands of people achieve happier, healthier, more satisfying lives and relationships.
Education & Training ~ I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Portland State University, and was awarded a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College in 1990. Throughout my career, I have participated in annual continuing education trainings to remain current in my field. Among other clinical certifications, I am certified as a Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, a Master TIME Techniques Practitioner, and a Master Success Coach.
Philosophy ~ It is my belief that problems are often created and sustained through well-established, and often unconscious, habits of thinking and behavior. I provide a safe and supportive setting, and have a respectful and practical approach to helping clients address their problems. I work in partnership with my clients, utilizing their world view, strengths, and resources to help them learn and practice new ways to deal with issues that promote distress and disruption.
Approach ~ Depending upon the preferences and needs of my clients, we can engage in one or more of the following processes in our work together:
Specialties ~ My areas of speciality include, but are not limited to: