12555 SW 3rd Street
Beaverton, OR 97005
Telephone: (360) 600-5877
Fax: (503) 469-8808
My Specialties include adolescent issues, trauma, co-occurring disorders, drug and alcohol use disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, family conflict, abuse, divorce, defiance/acting out, identity formation, self esteem/self worth issues, grief/loss, women’s issues, relationship difficulties and life transitions. I treat individuals, families, and groups based on the needs of the client.
Adolescence, the time between childhood and adulthood is time of exploration, self discovery, and can set the stage for the transition to adulthood. Adolescence can also be a time of stress, insecurity, family conflict, hormonal and brain changes, academic difficulties, peer struggles, drug/alcohol use, and other mental health issues. I see this as a critical time of intervention and to help each individual find their inner strength and unique gifts to master this period of development.
I seek to help young adults work through issues of the past and present to navigate healthier ways of the future. Whether it is unresolved trauma, identity formation, life transition, grief and loss, mood disturbances, and relationship issues young adulthood can be a challenging time.
Working with women is a great passion of mine. Women present to therapy often with issues of low self esteem, trauma, depression/anxiety, pressures to meet the demands of family life and society, gender role expectations, and relationship concerns. My hope is to create a safe place for women to embrace their full potential and get in touch with what is holding them back.
My treatment approach in working with adolescents, young adults, and women has been shaped by not only my years of clinical experience working with this population but through specific education, training, and research.
I use a variety of techniques such as art, writing, talk, and play to assist the process of helping find one’s inner strengths and move from a place of pain to inner joy and peace.