I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. My experience originated as a preschool teacher helping mothers and fathers understand their children and their needs. As my children grew so did my experience as I worked with abused children and their parents to ameliorate the abuse and increase family relations. My experience as a military dependent (child & spouse) led me to becoming a member of the Oregon National Guard which expanded my experience and knowledge during deployment and as I continue to work with NG members and veterans.

By respecting each family member as an individual I have learned individuals are not textbooks, each person is unique and has their own past that plays a part in who they are today. A persons past may include past (childhood) or recent traumatic events. These events may include physical. sexual, or emotional abuse, or combat related issues leading to current self-worth issues, depression, anxiety, chronic sleep problems, self-destructive behaviors, and/or relationship problems.

Education & Licensure

  • LCSW: Oregon State L6627
  • MS: Social Work – Fayetteville State University, NC
  • MS: Psychology Counseling – Capella University, MN with clinical focus
  • BS: Psychology, major – Southwestern Adventist University, TX Religion, minor

I was awarded my LCSW after completion of my MSW obtained through the Military program supported by Fayetteville State University. I had the opportunity to gain intensive skills while working at the San Antonio VAMC in the Palliative Care unit. I gained further valuable experience at the Portland VAMC in the Outpatient Mental Health clinic post graduation as I worked toward licensure.

Professional Memberships:

  • National Social Workers Association (NASW)
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

Additional Trainings:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, certified
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, certified
  • Dissociation
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • PTSD, military, first responder, sexual, childhood
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)


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