Attending therapy demonstrates one’s strength to face challenges and make changes. I am honored to accompany clients on their journey to create the life they desire.
I specialize in helping people who have experienced psychological trauma and addiction. In particular, I work with people who have experienced emotional abuse in a close relationship (e.g., a partner, family, or friend) or who have experienced violence and are managing psychological pain with substance use. Experiencing trauma and addiction can result in difficulty feeling like a “whole” person and identifying what is needed to experience happiness. I provide therapy that directly addresses the impact of trauma and addiction in order to assist people with living fully and having quality relationships. I also have a particular focus on working with men who have faced difficult experiences and may be considering therapy for the first time as an option to improve their lives.
As a military veteran, father, and psychologist, I have a diverse range of life experience that contributes to therapy. I am a validating, attentive, and active therapist who is collaborative in goal setting. I share and discuss how therapy can directly improve clients’ lives and act as a guide who listens with care and attention to what is needed. I check in regularly to see how clients are doing and what they would like more or less of.
Because I want to be as effective as possible in helping clients achieve positive outcomes in their life, I use evidence-based psychotherapies. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) inform my work with clients. These therapies include methods to increase connection to self and others, identify values and needs, and take action to achieve desired results.
Orientation: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT-Informed Individual Therapy), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Ages: Adult 18+ only
Special Populations: LGBTQ affirmative, ethnically-diverse populations
Years in Practice: 5
Degree: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Year Graduated: 2016
License Number and State: Licensed Psychologist in Oregon # 2880
- Relationships & Transitions
- Identity & Values Clarification
Average Cost: $140-$200
Sliding Scale: no
Accepted Insurance Plans: I accept most insurance as an out-of-network provider
How I can help:
I can help you find hope and embrace uncertainty. I can also help you find solutions that increase your confidence in your ability to succeed. I will accompany you on your journey through difficult times and help you reduce anguish, shame, guilt, and self-criticism, while also helping you be more aware of your strengths and potential, the bright spots in your life, and your humanness. My approach specifically focuses on helping with the development of emotional awareness and skills that you can use in your daily life to be kinder to yourself and others, regulate seemingly unpredictable and intolerable emotions, decrease unwanted behavior, and become more effective and understanding in relationships.
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: (503) 281-4852 ext. 220