I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I work with adult individuals, couples, and groups in private practice.
My commitment to this work is born out of my own healing. A grandchild of Holocaust survivors, 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 pursued a year of residential practice, and have kept up a daily practice ever since. I also began working with a few skilled therapists, providing the context I needed to access a more relational way of being in the world.
I completed a master’s degree in counseling in 2014 and have obtained extensive postgraduate training in experiential and somatically-based therapies – including Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.
I aim to approach all of my clients with cultural humility and actively seek out training and consultation to strengthen awareness of my own positionality, power, and privilege in my interactions with clients.
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.