I have worked on the frontlines of mental health for 20 years. I understand the symptoms of burnout, secondary trauma, and the emotional load that is carried by people trying to make a difference while working in an over-burned system.
I am passionate about supporting healthcare professionals in developing ways to protect themselves from the effects of trauma, so they can feel both aligned in their work and have full lives outside of their jobs.
I believe the development of a safe clinical relationship is key for people to move through stuck feelings and integrate safety. I am relationship-based, empathetic, and holistic in my practice. I emphasize nervous system regulation and increasing resilience with the use of CBT and a variety of somatic practices.
As a previous crisis response worker, I am dedicated to bringing healing to those who tirelessly help others, and need a safe place to feel seen and understood so they can heal.
For the past 20 years, I have worked in both public and private clinical settings, including acute psychiatric residential treatment and child protective services where I learned extensively about trauma and collaborated often with medical staff in Portland. For the past 11 years, I‘ve worked in private practice with clients looking to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, vicarious trauma, and burnout. I have provided training on topics of vicarious trauma and wellness to frontline workers in Oregon for the past 4 years.