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) and a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. I have two Master’s degrees, one in Biology and one in Professional Mental Health Counseling.
My specializations include stress, anxiety, self-criticism, overwork/burnout, complex trauma, self-care/well-being and the psychological & emotional aspects of various physical health challenges. I have a special interest in working with college students and other professionals in healthcare professions, including doctors, alternative health practitioners, and psychotherapists.
My therapeutic approach involves the integration of various theoretical frameworks, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, complex trauma theory including the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Control Mastery Theory (CMT), Interpersonal Neurobiology (IN), Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), and Ayurvedic Psychology. In addition to working with various mental health disorders, psychological and emotional symptoms, and the effects of current/past stressors and traumas I have also worked with clients to address psychological and emotional issues that may be underlying or exacerbating certain physical symptoms. Some examples include chronic back/neck pain, skin conditions (e.g. psoriasis, eczema), fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions, and gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
I also work at the SIBO Center Laboratory at NUNM (National University of Natural Medicine). I have extensive experience analyzing and interpreting laboratory results of SIBO breath tests and have worked with several clients living with SIBO in psychotherapy.
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 cell research.
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