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.
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.
Oregon Psychological Association (OPA)
OPA Ethics Committee 2024 - present
American Psychological Association (APA)
International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (IAAGT)
The Menopause Society
Bear is a Pomeranian, born in October 2008. He was adopted from a small breed dog rescue in November 2010. Bear has been my loyal and loving office companion for a number of years on those days I see therapy patients. He will sometimes work as a gracious host, greeting patients in the waiting room and making sure they get seated comfortably. As he moves through his golden years, he is most likely to sleep in his office bed under my desk--only reminding us of his presence by the occasional snore or epic sneeze. Bear demonstrates a calm, gentle, good natured temperament. Like his human mother, he endeavors to be clean and well-groomed whenever he is at the office.