Formal Education and Background:
I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Child and Adolescent Treatment from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. I have a background and Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, which provides a macro-level, systems lens for viewing the counseling process in a wider, societal context.
In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon, I have been a Nationally Certified Counselor since 2011 and have been providing direct services to young people and families since 2003. As a helping professional, I’ve enjoyed working closely with children, adolescents, teens, young adults and families from a diverse variety of backgrounds, communities, and belief systems; my work has been done in private practice, schools, community programs, and the juvenile court system.