I received my Master’s degree from Lewis and Clark college in Portland, OR in counseling psychology and addictions studies. I have been working as a counselor in various capacities since 2006 including outpatient, intensive-outpatient, residential treatment, and acute psychiatric hospital settings. I have experience treating mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, relationship issues, and mood fluctuations. In addition, I have extensive experience and training in addictions concerns including substance use disorders, eating disorders, and behavioral addictions. I completed an eating disorder certificate program in one of two programs offered in the Nation.
My personal style of counseling is holistic in nature, as I come from a humanistic belief that every individual has the ability to change. From this approach, the individual learns how to utilize their own inner strengths to find more purpose and meaning in their life. My role as a counselor is to highlight each individual’s power to change, helping them to gain more awareness in how to live a more fulfilling and authentic life.