About Me

When I was seventeen, I watched a close friend transform his life. He’d experienced considerable anxiety for as long as I’d known him, until in high school he decided that he’d had enough and broke through it all by way of Judaic practice. He went on to lead a spiritual community with a kind of joy that awakened my own longing for spiritual maturation.

I later found inspiration through meditation, which included a year of residential practice and initiated a tangible healing process.  I also began working with a few skilled therapists, providing the relational context I needed to access a more intimate way of being in the world.

I’ve spent the following years studying experiential and somatically-based therapies, such as Hakomi and Somatic Experiencing, while completing a master’s degree in counseling.  I now work with individuals, couples, and groups in private practice. I’m a Registered Intern through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists and under the ongoing supervision of Donna Roy, LPC, CHT and Amy Ponteri, LPC, ATR-BC.

I consider it a great blessing to be involved in work that I love within a wonderful community of clients, colleagues, family, and friends.  Apart from counseling, I also love growing veggies, movement practices, and escaping for hikes throughout the Northwest.


Inspiration

 

The following is a list of organizations that inspire me. I provide them in the belief that the more you know about therapy as a client, the better chance we have of constructing a strong healing relationship:

 

The Hakomi Institute:
Extensive information about Hakomi, including an international directory of practitioners, a calendar of workshops and trainings, an online professional journal, and many other resources.

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute:
Dedicated to resolving trauma through professional training and public education in Somatic Experiencing, as developed by Peter A. Levine.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute:
An international educational organization dedicated to the study and teaching of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a somatic approach to clinical psychotherapy.

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Institute:
Offering training, supervision, workshops, and resources for advancing the practice and growth of AEDP; drawing from attachment theory, affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches, and transformational studies.

Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (META):
A local educational organization, counseling clinic, and association of practitioners.

The Breathe Network:
Connecting survivors of sexual violence with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing arts practitioners.