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 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.