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Scheduling and Fees

My fee is $80 per 55-60 minute session. I accept cash, check, credit card, and HSA payments. I am not currently accepting insurance. I do have sliding scale appointment spaces for times when financial hardship impacts access to therapy


Scheduling is best done by email. Please feel free to send me your ideal availability and frequency you think you may attend. As a treatment plan is developed, we will adjust this according to your needs.



Philosophy for the Therapeutic Process

Therapy is often launched as a reaction to a difficult circumstance in life. Most people don't choose to go to therapy when all things in life feel in place. What may ring true is that life rarely feels completely in place and is filled with changes all the time. My process is to work with people to see life's inevitable changes and find ways to respond to them that maintain connection, health, and growth. From a theoretical perspective, I lean heavily on existential themes. To me this is to take what happens in life and to find the meaning that it uniquely has in each individual. I see that when people can find meaning, space is made for growth. Often to help nurture this growth I will employ Motivational Interviewing strategies so a person not only identifies what is meaningful to them but also develops a plan to make it applicable as a part of their life. With couples I use emotionally-focused therapy technique to help couples identify patterns in the way they relate to one another that damages the connection they feel in their relationship. After identifying these patterns, we work to both forgive past hurt while also seeking new methods to connect in a deeper way.

Educational and Vocational Background

I hold a Master's Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from George Fox University. During my program, I focused heavily on learning the counseling process from a systemic perspective accounting for the various factors that influence the lives of people. I believe that working from a person's strengths is the best way to encounter their difficulties. Prior to my time at George Fox, I attended Warner Pacific College and completed a Bachelor's in Human Development. This heavily influenced my view that life is experienced in stages that create new layers of meaning over time. In addition to my counseling practice I have worked as a job developer contracted with Oregon's Vocational Rehabilitation Program. In this work, I help people experiencing disabilities to find paid, competitive, employment