Working With Me

You may be hoping to have questions answered through psychological/neuropsychological assessment, or you may be wondering what it will be like to work with me in couples or individual therapy.

  • I will work hard to understand you as a whole person, not as a problem or diagnosis. Whether you need an assessment or are seeking therapy, I will look at the many factors affecting your unique situation.

  • I am committed to staying present to you, without judgment.  I will seek to understand you and how best to help you. I may challenge you at times. 

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  • I consider the relationship I have with you to be very important to the process of both therapy and assessment. The relationship we build will be part of the change you hope to see.

  • I will seek your feedback about how the assessment or therapy is going. I will want to know how I can improve my connection and work with you. I will want to know how you are experiencing the work we do together. At times, I may use standardized forms to help us track our work together.

My Training

You may also be wondering about my credentials and where I’ve studied. I am a licensed psychologist in the State of Oregon.

  • I obtained my Doctorate and my Master's degrees in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. I also hold a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • I have had extensive experience in psychological and neuropsychological assessment, evaluation of ADHD and learning disorders, mindfulness-based therapies (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and depth-oriented psychotherapy. I also have advanced training in Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples.

  • I completed my full time APA-accredited internship at Philhaven Hospital in Mt. Gretna, PA, where I worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a range of ages and diagnoses in assessment, group, couples, and individual therapy.

 

 

 
  • I received specialized training in integrating spirituality and psychotherapy both at George Fox University and at Philhaven.

  • My postdoctoral training was completed in both Pennsylvania and Oregon, with focused training in neuropsychological assessment for children, adolescents, and adults. I currently attend a peer consultation group for neuropsychological assessment.

  • I am a member of the Oregon Psychological Association, the National Association for Neuropsychology, and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.