Two Convenient Locations

1829 NE Alberta St, Suite 7, Portland OR 97211

320 N Main Ave, Suite 201C, Gresham, OR 97030


Therapy / Counseling for Teens and Adults in Portland and Gresham


I've specialized in helping teens and adults through tough times for more than 15 years. Through a warm, down-to-earth, collaborative approach I'll partner with you to achieve your goals for change and find peace with the way life is. By using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a focus on mindfulness and your unique strengths, I can help you understand and change unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviors.


Through our work you'll develop a better awareness of who you are, what you want and how to get it. I'll help you discover and feel confident in yourself, and figure out how to live the life you want. Together we will identify problem areas or places where you feel stuck and find new ways of responding that will afford more enjoyable, fulfilling outcomes. Change is always possible. Making an appointment for therapy is a brave first step in the process.


I work with individuals with a broad variety of concerns, including but not limited to autism spectrum disorder (formerly Asperger's Syndrome), ADHD, family problems, life transitions (including being new to Portland and transitions to college and adulthood), dating and relationships, academic issues, anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem, embracing LGBTQ+ identity and people feeling overwhelmed by life-no matter what the cause. I'm adept at helping individuals understand and live with loved ones experiencing questions regarding their gender identity, developmental differences or mental health challenges. Click here for a full list of my specialties.


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  • Co-created two unique programs for students on the autism spectrum in New York City public high schools.

  • Autism and Behavior Consultant in Gresham Barlow School District, OR.

  • Director and supervisor of Green Chimney's Children's Services group home for LGBTQ youth in foster care.

  • Trained school teams in Oregon and New York to provide appropriate support for students presenting with ASD, ADHD other learning differences and mental health concerns.

  • College Transition Counselor-Millennium Brooklyn High School

  • Developed support groups, training and coaching for parents of teens with ASD and other mental health concerns



I am dedicated to promoting an environment of respect and appreciation for the racial and ethnic membership, gender, sexual identity, social class, religious affiliation, nationality, body size, and/or disability status of all persons. I’m committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of openness, trust, and safety where all attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors can be freely explored and discussed. I continuously strive to provide a safe place for all clients to be heard, appreciated, and accepted.


I'm pleased to provide clinical supervision for CSWAs working towards licensure. Please visit my Supervision Page to learn more.

I also design and facilitate several annual trainings for parents, schools and professional groups. Please call or email for current rates and offerings.


I offer a free, initial phone consultation to see if I'd be a good fit for your needs, and have afternoon and evening hours available. If you or your child are ready, I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to email me at, or give me a call at (503) 701-3611.