There are many reasons why you may be looking for a therapist. I’m here to safely help and support you as we co-create lasting positive change in your life and your relationships. I believe that this holistic approach allows for rich, long lasting healing and growth.
Your initial meeting with me is free. We’ll meet for half and hour and discuss what’s going on and ensure we’re a good fit.
Together, we’ll look at your feelings of depression, anxiety and/or your struggles in your relationships and establish new pathways of thought and action to create the life you want to live. You’ll experience healing, personal growth and a greater understanding of why you and those around you do what you do. Together, we’ll identify and explore what’s kept you stuck and uncover the life you deserve.
Can I come check you out before committing to therapy?
Yes! I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is the best tool for your change. Therefore, I invite you to come in for a free initial consultation where we’ll ensure we’re a good fit. And, if we’re not, I’m happy to provide referrals.
How long will our sessions be?
Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes. Our initial sessions may go a bit longer if clinically necessary.
How often will we meet?
For therapy to have the greatest chance at success, appointments are generally scheduled weekly.
How long do I need to be in therapy?
I believe that each individual is unique and that two people who come in for the “same problem” will differ in their coping skills and therapeutic work. Some people tackle a singular issue in 8-10 sessions, while I’ve worked with other clients for years as we explore multiple and complex life patterns. At the beginning of our work together, we’ll discuss the potential length of services and maintain in open communication about it throughout your treatment.
What do you charge? I work on a sliding scale depending on your income and the size of your household. In general, my fees average $150/hour. When you come in for your initial consult, we’ll see if we’re a good fit and figure out a fee that works for us both.
What is a “Marriage and Family Therapist”?
A Marriage and Family Therapist is registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. I am licensed in Oregon (LMFT #T1360) and California (LMFT #93279).
Where is your office? And is there parking?
In Portland, I'm located at: 820 NW 21st Ave., Suite B, Portland, OR 97209 - with plentiful street parking.
In California, I'm located at: 301 E. Colorado, Suite 522, Pasadena, CA 91101 - free parking at attached lot with validation.