Taking the step to seek therapy can feel scary and vulnerable. It’s also incredibly brave. I believe in creating a safe, comfortable, and welcoming space. It’s my honor to walk beside you as you relate to your past, explore where you are now, and create your future. I work from a strengths-based perspective and seek a supportive collaboration. I strive for an inclusive, anti-oppressive framework and welcome and respect all people.
I earned my Master’s in Social Work from Tulane University. I earned a Master of Science in Nutrition from National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). As a nutritionist, I worked with clients on therapeutic diets and disordered eating, with a specific focus in the gastrointestinal health realm. I’ve noticed that for those with chronic health issues, there is often both a physical and emotional toll that illness takes, which can be extremely isolating. I decided to become a social worker and therapist to be able to address both physical and mental health with my clients.
I am trained as a Feldenkrais practitioner and Embodied Life Teacher. Both areas focus on practicing awareness through the body. Through cultivating the art of being present in our bodies and our everyday lives, we often have more choices than we previously recognized. For those who have experienced trauma and/or ongoing illness, the body can sometimes feel like the enemy and a dangerous place to be. Through my work, I hope to support people in feeling at peace with their body and understanding the ways the body communicates and strives to be our ally.
I love spending time with family, walking with my dog, cooking, enjoying food in community, swimming, reading, gardening, and creating art.
- Young Adults
- Disordered Eating
- Nutrition: Health at Every Size
- Chronic Illness
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
- Family Conflict and Relationships
- Intergenerational & Family Trauma
- Dissociative Disorders & DID
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Attachment Theory
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Somatic Methods
- Motivational Interviewing
Supervised by Eliza Butler, LCSW
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To schedule an appointment or consultation, please call (971) 266-6910, or complete the patient inquiry form.
Integrative Trauma Treatment Center
2130 SW Jefferson, Suite 200 Portland, Oregon 97201
1 (888) 972-3623