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About Me

I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.  I work with adult individuals, couples and other relationship types, and groups in private practice.  

My commitment to this work is born out of my own healing.  A grandchild of Holocaust survivors and refugees, I was born into a body and family carrying the vulnerabilities of intergenerational trauma.  For much of my life, I suffered from various physical ailments, anxieties, and feelings of disconnection, with no real understanding of their source or the possibility of relief.

In 2008, I discovered meditation, which initiated a tangible physical and emotional healing process and anchored me in a source of spiritual inspiration. I began working with skilled therapists and accessing a more relational way of being in the world. I also benefited greatly from Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE).

I completed a master’s degree in counseling in 2014 and have obtained extensive postgraduate training in a variety of psychodynamic, experiential, somatic, attachment, and trauma-informed approaches to therapy.  I’m an active participant in several training groups for group therapists and engage in ongoing consultation and supervision to widen my orientation and better understand my own way of being in therapeutic relationship.

I aim to approach all of my clients with cultural humility and actively seek out training and consultation to strengthen my awareness of my own assumptions, biases, positionality, power, and privilege.  I identify as ethnically Jewish, spiritual, white, U.S. born, able-bodied, cisgender male, heterosexual, and middle class.  I welcome open dialogue about how these and other differences will affect our working relationship.

My primary counseling mentors, who I’ve studied with most directly, have been Jon EismanDonna RoyJessica MontgomeryJoshua Sylvae, Amy PonteriStan TatkinDiana Fosha, Michelle Ribeiro, Ellen Wright, and Ann Steiner.  I’ve also gathered much inspiration from Ron KurtzPeter Levine, Judith Herman, Irvin Yalom, Louis Ormont, Robert Karen, Ofer Zur, David Wallin, Nancy McWilliams, Esther Perel, and Will Hall in their teachings and writings about therapy.  I name them with respect and appreciation.

I consider it a great blessing to have had many inspiring mentors and to be involved in work that I love within a wonderful community of clients, colleagues, family, and friends.