The future depends onwhat you do in the present
Man Standing in a Field

About Me

I am a Masters level counselor specializing in individual and group therapy. My specialty is rehabilitation and I maintain a private practice in Oregon City, Oregon. My focus is to help you "See Your World Differently."

With over 10 years experience as a PhD level natural health consultant, and as a graduate of Portland State University specializing in rehabilitation and addiction counseling, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, chronic pain, chronic illness or disease, grief, unresolved childhood issues, men's issues, and recurring negative thoughts. In addition to being a counselor/therapist, I have written for numerous national publications and given presentations to general audiences speaking on the topics of natural health, the psychological impact of chronic illness/disease, and the link between diet and depression. 

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education
Masters of Counselor Education, Portland State University, 2012
Doctorate of Natural Health, Clayton College, 2005
Masters of Natural Health, Clayton College, 2001


License, Certifications & Awards

Certified Professional Coach, August 2017

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, May 2017

Equine-Assisted Growth And Learning Association CertIfied Mental Health Professional, August 2015

Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Oregon, April 2015


License Number: C3726

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, April, 2013

Certification Number: 00117215

University Commendation Award for Master's Students, Portland State University, June 2012

 

The University Commendation Award for Master's Students is an honor conferred on a Graduate School of Education student who have excelled academically, maintained a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.75 and who have engaged in additional successful scholarly activities.
University Award of Excellence - Master's, Portland State University, June 2012
The University Award of Excellence is given to the student selected from the University Commendation Award Master's level recipients from all of the Graduate Schools at Portland State University. This group includes the Schools of Business Administration, Urban and Public Affairs, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Fine and Performing Arts, Social Work, Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Rotarian of the Year, Rotary Club of Oregon City, May 2007
The annual award recognizes Rotarians who through their Rotary service have made the community locally and internationally a better place to live and work and have made significant contributions to Rotary and the community in the form of leadership or in the advancement of ideas and service.

Additional Training
Contemporary Mental Health Issues and Treatment for Returning Veterans, Portland State University, 2012
ADA Training, Syracuse University, 2012
Preventing Suicide in the Northwest – The Rural Urban Divide, Portland VA Medical Center, 2011
F
amily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Training, Clackamas Community College, 2011
Traumatic Brain Injury: An Overview, Traumatic Brain Injury Network, 2011
Using Social Media as an Employment Tool for Clients, Oregon Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, 2011
Suicide Prevention in Returning Veterans, Portland VA Medical Center, 2010
Understanding PTSD, Portland VA Medical Center, 2009
Domestic Violence and PTSD, Portland VA Medical Center, 2009


Professional Activities and Memberships
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Equine-Assisted Growth And Learning Association
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
Adjunct Instructor, Counselor Education, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University

Adjunct Instructor, Continuing Education, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University
American Counseling Association
Oregon Counseling Association
American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
Oregon Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
Rehabilitation Counseling Advisory Board, Portland State University
Professsional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship
National Council on Rehabilitation Education

Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society