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, complex trauma theory including the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Control Mastery Theory (CMT), Interpersonal Neurobiology (IN), Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), and Ayurveda.
I also work with individauls in counseling to address the psychological and emotional aspects of developing and living with various physical health challenges, including but not limited to chronic back/neck pain, skin conditions (e.g. psoriasis, eczema), fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, liver disease, and 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. 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