5932 NE GLISAN AVE.
PORTLAND, OREGON. 97213
MASTERS OF SOCIAL WORK DEGREE FROM EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, 2007.
BACHELORS OF SCIENCE DEGREE in PSYCHOLOGY FROM UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, 2003.
ALSO MULTIPLE TRAININGS, SEMINARS, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION.
My Mission Statement: As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my primary intention is to provide a warm comfortable empathetic place to help my clients better understand, be able to respond to, and make meaning of the difficulties they’re going through in life, and help them develop coping strategies, tools, and provide knowledge and resources to empower them to feel and do better and reach their goals and visions.
If you’re dealing with symptoms of depression or anxiety, trauma or grief, or suffering with symptoms of ADHD, Bi-Polar, or other disabling issues or conditions, I’ll offer a practical, effective approach to help you feel better and more empowered to manage symptoms and take back control of your life.
With much life, and more 10 years clinical experience,
I make use of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment, DBT, Solution Focused, Narrative, and others. I serve all adults of age 18 and older, I welcome all races and creeds, older adults, and the LGBTQ community to my practice.
I do my best to help clients understand their diagnosis or current situation and provide treatment and the tools to help create pathways to more effectively cope with and manage the impact of symptoms and circumstances. With competent, ethical use of therapy skills, I can help you achieve positive change, and guide you to greater wellness, stability and enrichment in quality of life.
I’m a veteran of the US military, and understand the needs of veterans and their loved ones and the problems they face.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Please see my contact information.
Mindfulness can give a person real power over their symptoms such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder and much more. It has become a mainstream evidence-based best practice and I can tell you from personal experience as a clinician I have seen how well it work.
It has been a lifelong goal of mine to enter into private practice as a therapist and I am so happy to finally do so and look forward to help you become empowered over your symptoms and be able to cope effectively.
Q: Do you accept "private pay" clients?
A; Yes, as I mentioned above, and many people are finding they would rather pay privately even if insured for many reasons.
Q. How much do you charge for a private pay session?
A. Initial sessions are 1 hour and cost 155.00 for the intake session, after which sessions are $125.00 per 60 minutes, $95.00 for a 45 minutes, or $62.50 for a 30 minute session due prior to or at the beginning of the session.
Q. Do you accept debit and credit cards?
A. No, cash or personal checks only.
Q: Do you accept my insurance.
A: I currently accept many major insurances and am continuing to expanding that list. Some I am currently an "in service provider" for are, but not limited too: Aetna, Cigna, Moda, Optum, Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Providence, United Healthcare, Humana, and more if you do not see your insurance company listed, don't worry, I may now be able to accept them. Please contact me for updates and/or a complete current list.
Q: Can you help me be and feel less anxious?
A: Of course there are no guarantees anywhere in the mental health field, and much of the treatment depends on the client's level of participation with treatment. But I have found helping people quit having panic attacks and greatly reduce their anxiety to a much more manageable level to be one of my strengths as a clinician.
Q: Do you have experience helping older adults?
A: Yes, I am an older adult and have worked in an older adults program dealing only with elderly clients. I know and understand the problems they face and the therapies that help them best deal with those issues.
Q: Do you have experience working with the LGBTQ community and those with an HIV diagnosis?
A: Yes, I have worked with the LGBTQ community since the beginning of my entering the helping field and understand many issues they face. I specialize in Bisexual clients.
Q; Do you see couples and do couples counseling?
A: Not usually as I prefer working with individuals, unless the individual needs some sessions with their spouse/partner.
Q: Do you see children?
A: No, only 18 or above.
Q: Do you have experience with "men's issues."
A: Yes, and it seems to be one of my strengths as a clinician.
Please contact us with questions.
5932 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland, Oregon 97213, United States
Mon.-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Note: Private pay online clients may be able to be seen outside of this schedule, please contact me for available times.