Our first session will be us getting to know each other and you deciding if I am a good fit for you. The first session is when I like to evaluate for a mental health diagnosis and explore the major issues that have brought you into therapy today. I use a family systems perspective so I like to explore past family dynamics as well within this first session and any current relationships. At the end of the session we will make goals for therapy so that I can create for you a beneficial treatment plan.
My style and approach to therapy is gentle yet direct in order to create a safe space for my clients to be themselves, but to also provide them with motivation and direction towards growth.
I view trust as a key component in the therapeutic relationship. Trusting to be understood and held within a safe therapeutic environment where there is no judgment only empathy and compassion is key. When there is trust between client and therapist then real growth is able to blossom and new levels of change can emerge.
Adolescent mental health
Child mental health
Body image issues
Gender identity & transgender health
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
The Gottman Method
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Trauma Focused CBT Training
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training
OR, LMFT, T1706
Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
Bachelors in Psychology
I have been working in the mental health field for over 8 years in various settings such as outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric units, schools, the emergency room and residential programs. Additionally, I have significant experience working with children and adolescents in therapy as well patients in crisis.
Remote Therapy, Bend, 97702, OR