Recently, I was asked what word best described how I felt about life, without hesitation I replied, “Overwhelmed!” Life can be difficult and sometimes it seems like the best you can do is try to keep your head above water. My goal is to help you find strength, meaning and even joy in the midst of life’s struggles.
I am a wife and mother of four rascally rambunctious kiddos. As the oldest of seven children, I’ve had more experience than I wanted sometimes working with kids. However, overall it is a joy and pleasure helping children, teens, young adults, and families work through difficult times and grow stronger. I’ve been a child and family therapist for nearly 10 years. I received my masters and Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University in 2007. Before that, I attended Multnomah University and graduated with a bachelor’s in Biblical Studies and a minor in Intercultural Studies.
I especially love working with teens and young adults and helping them create a sense of identity and purpose in life. I believe that change happens best in strong safe relationships where there are transparency and grace. My aim is to help you determine the right thing to do and find the strength and courage and you need to accomplish your goals.