Individual Therapy for
Teens and Young Adults
Eating Disorder Recovery Maintenance
Infertility Treatment Support
Speaking & Teaching
FOR TEENS &
Therapy with me is a judgement-free place that can help you gain perspective and understanding of your emotions, historical ways of coping, and relationship patterns. Regardless of your age, therapy is a healing relationship, not a quick fix. I focus on connection as a tool for helping you make practical changes, at your pace, and in a way that feels right to you. I can offer support in areas of anxiety, depression, grief, family and 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.
I have a specific passion for working with teens and young adults around the challenges of moving into adulthood, decision making, navigating relationships, and exploring identity and personal values. I emphasize trust, connection, and creativity, and our work together focuses on building self-esteem, shame-resilience, and helpful skills to support improved well-being. 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 draw on principles from Symbolic-Experiential and Structural Family Therapy. I'd love to come alongside your family to assist in your journey toward improved communication, and more sustainable and supportive dynamics. I also offer parent coaching sessions as a standalone support or supplement to family therapy.
Whether you've struggling with an eating disorder in the past, difficult patterns in your relationship with food or exercise, or long standing body image concerns, I can help. My clients in recovery are often people who've been to higher levels of care in the past, have left (most) behaviors behind, and are ready to dive in and explore the roots of the eating disorder. I can offer knowledgeable support, help shoring up skills, accountability in your recovery, and support in maintaining a treatment team. I provide a space to continue healing your relationship with food, your body, and movement, so you can live a fuller and more connected life.
I am weight inclusive, fat-positive, anti-diet, and operate from a Health at Every Size ® perspective. I often use principles from The 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder in my work 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 and levels of care.
Having experienced the challenges of infertility myself, I know how emotionally, physically, and financially taxing the process can be. Without the right support, the experience can be isolating, lonely, and expand into so many areas of life. Often infertility comes along with anxiety, depression, self-worth challenges, relationship difficulties, and trouble managing daily life. Having a space to talk through the specifics of next steps, or feel the emotion around the ups and downs of each cycle, is a necessary piece of treatment. I can offer support as you explore fears, grieve, hope, and celebrate. I can provide knowledge and skills to help you navigate fertility clinics, conversations with providers and loved ones, the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology, loss and miscarriage, family planning decisions, moving into pregnancy, or choosing life without children.
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
As of January 2022, cash rates for therapy services are as follows:
Individual Therapy - $150 per 45-55 minute session
Family/Conjoint Therapy, or Parent Coaching - $175 per 55-minute session
For those using insurance:
Individual Therapy, Family/Conjoint Therapy, or Parent Coaching sessions are billed at $180 per 45-55 minute session
The session fee is due at the time of service via cash or credit card. I reserve a number of sliding scale appointments and offer equity pricing on an individualized basis, please reach out to me to talk more about this. Credit cards may be entered in the client portal and will be kept on file for billing.
I am currently an in-network insurance provider with PacificSource, Reliant Behavioral Health, Aetna, Cigna, and Lyra. I am no longer in-network with Regence Blue Cross, Blue Shield. Before we set up an appointment, please reach out to me to talk more about your insurance coverage, I can help check benefits to determine your out-of-pocket cost for sessions. Your out of pocket cost will depend on your individual plan's co-pay, co-insurance, and/or deductible.
If am not in-network with your insurance provider, you may have out-of-network benefits that can reimburse a portion of therapeutic services. When using out-of-network benefits, you are responsible for the full session fee at the time of your appointment. I can provide a monthly super-bill for potential reimbursement at your individual plan's rates.
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, or offer significant support between sessions. If you're ever experiencing an urgent mental health crisis:
Call the Multnomah County Crisis line at 503-988-4888
Text HOME to 741741
Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.