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About Me

Everyone has key pivotal moments in their lives that set them on a particular path for years. One of mine occurred when I was 17-years-old in my high school guidance counselor's office. I was reading a list of possible professional careers and intuitively resonated with "marriage and family therapist". That moment was the commencement of a focused college and graduate education.

After completing my clinical training in Minnesota, I lived and worked as a registered psychologist and clinical supervisor in Australia for two years. Sydney is a richly culturally diverse city filled with immigrants from all over the world, and I had the privilege of doing therapy with people from an incredible array of backgrounds and traditions.

For the past 20 years I have been a therapist in Oregon. My specialties include working with couple relationship concerns, separation and divorce decision-making, eating disorder recovery, and multicultural issues such as adoption, bi-racial identity, international relocation adjustment, and intercultural relationships. With informed consent, I coordinate care with your other local health professionals to provide comprehensive treatment.

Clinical Training

2000 Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Minnesota

1996 MA in Counseling Educational Psychology from the University of


1994 BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

        Clinical Member. May 1998-Present

Citizen Therapists for Democracy

        Professional Member. March 2017-Present

Oregon Board of Counselors and Therapists

        Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. November 2002-Present

                              4605 NE Fremont St. Suite 210F, Portland OR 97213    503.998.3415