My approach to counseling rests on my belief that the therapeutic relationship is central to client growth and change. Creating a space of safety, trust and unconditional positive regard for the client guides all my interactions and interventions.
Born & raised in Portland, this city has afforded me many opportunities to pursue my passions. Working with people and being a part of a client's personal journey is a true honor. We are all spinning in our own mess, and having time to slow down and gain perspective allows us to reground and find health & clarity. It's a continuous cycle of looking to bloom & grow.
It's not easy! It takes a lot of strength, courage and self-compassion to explore the edges of ourselves. I truly believe that having a safe place to explore is key to helping ourselves, and in turn, helping others.
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
-Shannon L. Alder
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact:
Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888
Washington County Crisis Line: 503-291-9111
Clackamas County Crisis Line: 503-655-8585
Or go directly to your local emergency room. If needed, call 911.
I may not be your best fit, and that's okay! Take a look at these resources to find yourself the right counselor for you: