About Me

Background

I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Oregon (#1653) and I maintain a private practice in Astoria, Oregon. I have worked as a mental health therapist since 1999 and I opened my private practice in 2010 following a long tenure in college counseling settings. In my professional work, I value and cultivate collaborative and consultative relationships with medical colleagues in order to coordinate care and provide supportive treatment for my patients.

I specialize in individual psychotherapy and comprehensive psychological evaluation services with adults (generally ages 18 and older) with a variety of diagnoses and presenting issues. While I consider myself a generalist, in that I enjoy working with a diversity of issues and problems, I have special interest and skillfulness in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship and interpersonal issues, and life transitions and adjustment issues.

Education

  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology (2003). Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, Forest Grove, Oregon (APA-accredited).
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology (2000). Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, Forest Grove, Oregon (APA-accredited).
  • B.S., Psychology (1997). Minor in Women Studies. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

Professional Memberships

  • Oregon Psychological Association (OPA)
  • Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT)