Therapy & Counseling, Lake Oswego

"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is not trying."-B. F. Skinner

Background & Education

Education

  • Master of Social Work, 2000
    Health & Mental Health Concentration
    Family Therapy Specialization
    George Warren Brown School of Social Work
    Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2000 Certificate in Family Therapy, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Bachelor of Arts: Major – Social Work, Minor – Spanish, 1998
    Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Practice Experience

  • 2010-Present Private Practice, Lake Oswego, Oregon
    Specialize in OCD, anxiety, health, and family issues
  • 2003-2009 Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center, Portland, Oregon
    Specialized in anxiety disorders and health issues
  • 2006-2009 Gales Creek Camp, Portland, Oregon
    Program Coordinator for Transitions Program
    Facilitate parent and teen groups
  • 2003-2008 Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital, Portland, Oregon
    Provide counseling services and resources to families with children who have medical issues
  • 2000-2003 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
    Provide treatment based family therapy to families with children who have type 1 diabetes

Professional Development

Most Recent:

    • Stuff that’s loud: Integrating ERPand ACT for Youth with anxiety and OCD, online
    • Treating Obsessive Compulsive disorder, anxiety, and emotion regulation with ACT, ERP, ERT, online
    • Selective Mutism Conference, Boston, MA
    • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) World Conference, Reno, NV
    • OC Foundation & Advanced Behavior Therapy Institute, Minneapolis, MN
    • Behavior Therapy Institute, San Francisco, CA
    • Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder, Portland, OR

    Teaching Experience

  • Lewis & Clark College, Portland Oregon
    Guest Lecturer, 2010-Present
    Bachelors level Clinical Psychology
  • Washington University, St. Louis Missouri
    Teaching Associate, 2001-2003
    Masters level Advanced Family Therapy
  • Washington University, St. Louis Missouri
    Guest Lecturer, 2000
    Bachelors level Health Psychology
  • George Warren Brown, Washington University
    Teaching Assistant, 1999
    Masters level Theories and Practice in Family Therapy