Welcome to the rest of your life! You may be stuck in life and needing a safe, confidential place to share your emotional pain, guilt, doubt, anxiety, or sadness. Your own best effort hasn’t helped enough. I offer support, understanding, and guidance to help you develop inner peace and strength. With that, you will be more capable of coping with life’s challenges. The rest of your life is waiting for you.
Areas of Service
I treat sadness. I help people with depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and grief. I am a Psychologist based in Tigard, Oregon and located close to Tualitan and Sherwood. I provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy for adults, especially adults over the age of 50.
I holistically view the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, biological, environmental, social, and spiritual components as integrated parts of a person, couple, or family. Personal well being, relationships with others, and general health may improve by resolving the unique combination of problems among those elements. I consider people their own best experts on themselves and work collaboratively with them. I find people do their best but can be stuck in patterns that no longer work for them. Therapy can help develop more effective skills and build inner peace and strength.
I hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from George Fox University, where I was trained in integrating a client’s spirituality with therapy. I am licensed by the state of Oregon as a psychologist.
I previously practiced in community mental health and an adult retirement clinic treating chronically mentally ill children, adolescents, and adults. I have treated difficult issues including depression, bipolar, seasonal affective disorder, anxiety, end of life issues, life changes, couples relationships, abuse, interpersonal violence, grief and loss, trauma, attention deficit/hyperactivity, insomnia, parenting problems, and adoption.
Before entering the behavioral health field, I was self employed in property management and also served for 14 years as a school board member in the Hillsboro, Oregon area. I also served on the board of the Oregon School Boards Association.
I am currently on the board of the Rotary Club of Tigard. I am a member of the American Psychological Association, the Oregon Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association, and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies.