M.A. In Counseling
Nationally Certified Counselor
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Supervisor: Patti Seitz LPC, CADC
As a counselor, I work with my clients to help facilitate growth,
change, and healing. I believe that everyone has the ability to live a happy and meaningful life and to achieve emotional wellness. It takes courage to embark on this journey, and I am privileged to
come alongside clients and help them discover what changes
they are looking to make, and to work collaboratively with them overcome the obstacles in achieving these goals. This is done
through self-exploration, learning new skills, and discovering and using the strengths the client already has within them.
My theoretical orientation draws largely from acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness approaches, DBT, interpersonal neurobiology, and experiential models. As each individual, couple, or group is unique, I will use a variety of skills and
techniques to ensure that I am meeting my client’s needs in the way that feels
comfortable and empowering for them. This exploration process is done is a safe,
compassionate, and accepting environment.
I hold a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Portland State University (2016) and
have a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Portland State University (2013). My
major coursework at PSU included human development, counseling theories and
skills, group therapy, couples, marriage and family counseling, counseling ethics,
grief and loss, diagnosis and treatment planning, and clinical work with adults,
adolescents, and families.
I have additional specialized training in trauma, crisis intervention, and expressive
I am a member of the American Counseling Association, North American Drama
Therapy Association, and International Association of Trauma Professionals.