I hold great regard and empathy for each person I counsel. I view you as the expert of your own experiences, and so I take a collaborative approach to counseling. I have extensive experience helping others and a strong sense of confidence as a therapist. After identifying options for change, together we create a treatment plan designed to help you meet your goals. I utilize evidence-based treatments such as mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy in addition to personal creativity, wilderness experiences and even humor. I will value your feedback and treat you with respect and open-mindedness. I will also challenge you to move beyond your comfort zone as you engage in the change process. You can expect to receive practical techniques that you can apply right away and a gentle presence that you can count on as you begin to make desired changes.
- Wilderness Immersion Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Interoceptive Exposure Therapy (IET)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Motivational Interviewing
- Nonviolent Communication
Issues I Treat
- Trauma reactions/PTSD
- Reactions to war exposure
- Reactions to natural disasters
- Loss or Grief
- Wilderness Disconnection
- Veterans/Military Family Services
- Social Phobia
- Body Image Issues
- Relationship /Marriage Issues
- Personal Growth
- Women's Issues
In response to trauma, we adapt to our circumstances to the best of our abilities. I offer guidance and support to help people re-gain a sense of safety, connection and acceptance. I specialize in helping those that have been exposed to war (veterans, civilians or refugees), an accident, natural disaster, or a violent crime or assault.
Serving returning veterans and their families outside the VA with a specialization in the treatment of war trauma reactions.
Loss or Grief
Supporting those navigating the process of grief whether in response to a death or healing from the impact of past trauma and loss.
Offering outdoor therapy in a natural setting while incorporating wilderness and lifestyle sustainability principles into all sessions.
I provide treatment of depression using a holistic approach, including nature-based therapies and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
Serving those who struggle with anxious thoughts and feelings. Providing mindfulness-based anxiety treatment for building acceptance and distress tolerance.
Individual Therapy - First Session: $180; Following Sessions: $150-$180
Individual Therapy in Outdoor Setting - $180 If using insurance, please inquire if this service is covered.
Wilderness Immersion Counseling - Fee dependent upon Oregon location and duration of session.
Payment - Cash, check or credit card are accepted. Cash and check preferred.
Sliding Fee - I reserve a limited amount of appointments based upon a sliding fee scale. If affordability is a barrier to your treatment, please inquire about a sliding scale fee.
Crime Victims' Compensation Program - If you are a victim of a crime, you might be able to receive free counseling. Please ask for further details.
Accepted Insurance - Pacific Source, Family Care OHP, First Choice, Kaiser Added Choice Plans only, Zoom Care Plus Added Choice Plans only, Oregon Medicaid (OHP) Open Card, Tri-Care, VA Choice Program.