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 broke through it all through a spiritual practice. He went on to lead a spiritual community with a kind of joy that awakened my own longing for maturation.
I eventually 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 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.