COVID-19 UPDATE (5/18/21):

All clients are currently being seen through telehealth video conferencing software. Special precautions are being made for the ability to begin seeing a limited number of clients in-person beginning June 1st, 2021.

Accepting BCBS, OHP Trillium, and PacificSource insurance as well as billing out-of-network.

Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.

Alan Watts

As a relationship counselor...

I help people stuck in patterns that block intimacy. In our session, we use mindful awareness to make slight shifts that make a big difference.

My counseling approach is a unique blend of Eastern philosophy and mindfulness skills with Western psychology and neuroscience. As a result you and your partner will see each other deeply.

Services

Providing counseling inclusive of persons representing a variety of groups defined by race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, diversity of thought, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, and religion, among others. Sessions will support mutual and collaborative growth of intimate/romantic relationship that are monogomous and consentually non-monogomous as well as familial or professional in nature.

Approach

I utilize mindfulness and body-centered approaches ...

...to promote mental health. My orientation is influenced by three important lenses: how we make sense of our environment (Neuroscience), how we build relationships (Attachment Theory), and how we manage ourselves with others (Affect Regulation). Sessions are typically experiential because I believe that growth comes from working with material in the moment rather than simply talking about it.

Training

My educational background includes...

...receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Somatic Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University - a mindfulness-based university - in Boulder, CO. Since that time, I have received additional training in Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as becoming certified in Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT).

Areas of Specialization

  • Pain is meant to wake us up… Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. Fritz Perls

  • The real meditation is how you live your life. Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. Thich Nhat Hanh

  • “What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh. A.A. Milne

Rates

Consultation

Free 15 minutes


A phone consultation to learn more about the therapist and approach to determine appropriateness of fit. Video consultation available upon request.

Group

$60 per person


Counseling for three or more who want to build secure functioning communication in their romantic, familial, or professional dynamics.

Individual

$150 per hour


50-minute sessions for adults who want to work on a variety of issues one-on-one. Possible to include family/partner on a case-by-case basis.

Partners

$180 per hour


Dynamic and experiential sessions designed for exploring the intimate relationship between two people. Strongly recommended to schedule 1.5 to 3 hour sessions (not covered by insurance)


Now accepting insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, OHP Trillium, and PacificSource.
Single Case Agreements possible for CareOregon on a case-by-case basis.

Sliding scale available for clients paying out of pocket.