Born and raised in Northern California, I attended University of California, Berkeley for my undergraduate education. A career in garden design and horticultural writing led me from Marin County to Santa Barbara and eventually to Portland, where I have lived for 20 years. I love the spirit of this town and raising my two kids in the midst of it. 

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I have a Masters degree in Counseling from Portland State University, where I was trained as an individual, couples and family therapist. Locally, I've worked at Oregon Health and Science University as a family therapist supporting  families with children who struggle with chronic, complex medical issues. I've also worked at Portland State University's Community Counseling Clinic.

I became a counselor because I deeply value helping others. Having experienced my own varied bumps along the way, I am acutely aware of how challenging life can be. I also believe that change and growth are always possible. Engaging in counseling is one powerful way to support us along the path to health.

Interests outside of work include my two children, jazz, cooking, running and yoga.


Education

Master of Science, Couples and Family Counseling,  Portland State University  

Bachelor of Arts, English, University of California, Berkeley