I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington. I am also a board certified counselor (NCC). I have two Master’s degrees, one in Biology and one in Professional Mental Health Counseling, and I am a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.
I have a special interest in working with college students and other professionals in healthcare professions, including doctors, alternative health practitioners, and psychotherapists. My specializations include stress, anxiety, self-criticism, overwork/burnout, complex trauma, self-care/well-being, and Ayurvedic Psychology. My therapeutic approach involves the integration of various theoretical frameworks, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, Control Mastery Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), and Ayurveda.
I also work with individauls in counseling to address the mental/emotional aspects of living with various physical health challenges, including but not limited to gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). I currently work part-time at the SIBO Center at NUNM (National University of Natural Medicine) where I previously worked full-time and I have extensive experience analyzing and interpreting laboratory results of SIBO breath tests. Prior to pursuing my education and training in mental health, I worked for over 10 years as a biological research scientist in the fields of cancer, neurobiology, and stem cells.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT): Licence (LPC): C4919
Washington State Department of Health (WADOH): License (LMHC): LH60892451
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): Board Certification (NCC): 628251