FOR TEENS &
Individual therapy with me is a judgement-free place that can help you gain perspective and understanding of your emotions, as well as coping and relationship patterns, within your individual life's context. Regardless of your age, therapy is a healing relationship, not a quick fix. I focus on connection as a tool for making meaningful changes. I can offer support in areas of anxiety, depression, historical trauma, relationship challenges, identity formation, and personal growth. I take a Client-Centered approach to therapy, while drawing upon insights from Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness. Read more about my approach related to eating disorders below.
I have a specific passion for working with young adults around the challenges of moving into adulthood, navigating relationships, and exploring identity and personal values. When working with teens, I emphasize trust, connection, and creativity. Our work together focuses on building self-esteem, shame-resilience, and helpful skills to support improved communication and relationships. In working with teens, parents and caregivers are in the loop as necessary with sessions and calls.
Every family experiences seasons where a little extra support may be needed. During big or small life changes, growing children, blending families, or managing the impact of individual struggles - family therapy can help. Each member of your family has a unique temperament, experiencing different challenges and strengths. I take a relational approach in addressing these, drawing on principles from systems theory and working toward improved communication. I'd love to come alongside your family to assist in your journey toward more sustainable and supportive dynamics. I also offer parent coaching sessions as a standalone support or supplement to family therapy.
Whether you're struggling with an eating disorder, difficult patterns in your relationship with food or exercise, or body image concerns, I can help. I offer years of experience working with adults and adolescents at the inpatient, residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care, working with individuals and families.
Healing your relationship with food, your body, and movement can allow for your to live a fuller and more connected life. I use principles from The 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, operate from a Health at Every Size ® perspective, and incorporate concepts from Intuitive Eating. Each person's experience with disordered eating or exercise is different, and can often exist on a spectrum. Individual therapy on an outpatient basis may be appropriate, or I may recommend looking into a higher level of care. My goal is to help you find the support you need, even if that's not with me initially. The National Eating Disorders Association can provide more information about eating disorders.
SPEAKING & TEACHING
Beyond therapy, I have a passion for learning, the sharing of knowledge, and education. I also care deeply about creating awareness of eating disorders in our community. I'm currently an adjunct faculty in Lewis and Clark College's Professional Mental Health Counseling Master's Program. I am also available for speaking events in groups of health-care providers, at schools to students or educators, and within other organizations. Please contact me for more information and my rate.
FEES, INSURANCE & CANCELLATION
$145 per 45-55 minute Individual Session
$165 per 55 minute Parent Coaching or Family Session
$55 per each additional 30 minutes of session time
Credit cards may be entered in the client portal and will be kept on file in the event of any late cancellations. The session fee is due at the time of service via cash or credit card. I offer limited sliding scale spaces and equity pricing based on an individualized basis, please reach out to me to talk more about this.
I am currently an in-network insurance provider with PacificSource and Aetna. If am not in-network with your insurance provider, you may have out-of-network benefits that can reimburse a portion of therapeutic services. I can help check your insurance benefits, figure out exactly how much you will owe, and provide you with a monthly super-bill to submit for reimbursement. Please reach out to me before your first appointment to talk more about insurance coverage.
I require 24-hour notice of cancellation or reschedule. A $110 fee will be charged to the credit card on file if you do not show up for our scheduled appointment, or cancel with less than 24 hours notice. Insurance does not cover this fee. Thank you for your understanding.
As an independent private-practitioner, I do not provide continuous or on-call crisis management services. If you're ever experiencing an urgent mental health crisis, call the Multnomah County Crisis like at 503-988-4888, text HOME to 741741, call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.