My education, experience, and training
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 1995 with a double major in Psychology and Women’s Studies. I began practicing full-time as a therapist in 2001. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University in 2005 and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Oregon since 2008. I have worked in a community mental health setting for substance abuse, a partial hospitalization intensive day-treatment setting for eating disorders, and a university counseling center. I teach the Mind-Body Connections course for graduate counseling students in the Eating Disorder Certificate track at Lewis and Clark College and also volunteer for Clear Transitions (an organization that helps women receive basic information and resources for navigating divorce). I have served on the Board for the Columbia River Eating Disorder Network since 2015 and am founder of Brave Acorn. I work with only with adults (i.e. people no longer living with or financially dependent upon their parents) in individual counseling.