I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a unique background that allows me to take into account the whole child, the family, and the brain and body in order to best meet your needs.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing child counseling in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been helping parents and children navigate tough situations and difficult emotions since 2013. My counseling is personalized, brain-based and attachment-focused with an in-depth assessment process. Take a look around my site to find resources, to learn how I can help children and families, or to contact me directly!
Thanks for investing time in learning about my counseling services. The fact that you are here is proof that you care deeply. You are doing your very best with the resources you have, and you deserve all the love and support for that. I am here to help, to listen, and to believe in you! As a parent myself, I know that we are all trying to help our kids, even when emotions get the best of us, when our limits are tested, and when it feels like things may never get better.
Play Therapy is an evidence-based counseling service which takes into account the developmental and emotional needs of children. It’s effectiveness has been measured with children with a variety of concerns including developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral challenges, child sex abuse, developmental delays and differences, and changes in the family including divorce, a recent move, birth of a sibling, or moving to a new school.
As a child therapist, I blend my experience in interpersonal neurobiology, infant mental health, developmental psychology and behavioral health to treat a wide range of behavioral and relational concerns. I believe that my holistic approach to connection with each person creates lasting healing through connection between brain, body, and relationships.