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My specialty: Mental Health Counseling
All Kaiser Permanente Physicians and Surgeons
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients. Please call 1-855-632-8280.
I consider it an honor and a privilege to work as a Mental Health Therapist. I earned my Master's in Social Work from Portland State University in 1995, as well as my Bachelor's in Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University in 1992. I also completed Portland State University's post-graduate Certificate in Therapy with Adoptive Families in 2007. In 2001, I completed licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the State of Oregon. Between undergraduate and graduate programs, I had the opportunity to live in Venezuela for almost a year, where I started to learn Spanish. I have also had the chance to live in Colombia for almost 6 months, as well as traveling to a number of Central and South American countries to help short term Medical Teams and provide some translation. Although not fluent in Spanish, I appreciate working with people of all cultures and life situations.
I am honored to be a part of the skilled and experienced Mental Health Team in Salem. My treatment approach is client centered and strength based, which means I believe is using strategies that work best for clients and meet the goals they have identified. I use techniques from treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), Trauma Therapy, and Attachment Therapy.
Thriving for me means keeping balance in my life. Learning invigorates me, as does traveling near and far. Every day I try to have moments to laugh, to believe, to move, to breathe, to enjoy family and friends, to give to others, to rest, to try something new. "Success means getting up once oftener than you fall down." "Be the change you want to see in the world." -Ghandi