1220 Southwest Morrison Street, Portland, OR, USA
*Accepting New Clients*
My overall goal is to help you be authentically you, set and hold appropriate boundaries for yourself, and feel connected. I work from the belief that a fully recovered life from an eating disorder is possible for any individual through exploration, personal narratives, and strengthening a sense of worthiness. I also believe that these same ways help clients struggling with body image, anxiety, relationships, emotion regulation, and more. I value honoring each person’s journey and story. My clinical approach includes building connection, and shame resilience, to foster healing. I incorporate evidence-based practices like DBT, CBT, and Emotion Focused Therapy, while also being collaborative and client-centered.
I have utilized DBT and CBT in various settings, including eating disorder residential and PHP/IOP levels of care, as well as in school-based mental health programs. I have led DBT and CBT groups for adolescents and adults, both teaching and practicing the skills with the clients. I also bring DBT and CBT into my individual therapy sessions when applicable. I enjoy teaching and practicing these skills with clients, working to help incorporate them into daily life.
I have worked in various treatment settings, including residential and intensive treatment for eating disorders and community/school mental health. I am passionate about treating individuals impacted by eating disorders, body image struggles, anxiety, and those struggling with emotion regulation. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (#C5559), registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists; and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (#LH61032464), registered with the Washington Department of Health.