I provide professional counseling in a warm, safe environment. I utilize a variety of approaches, techniques and strategies that are tailored for the treatment of each client’s individual needs and goals. My practical view of the function of counseling is as a journey of self-exploration by the client, meant to increase his/her level of self-understanding and self-awareness. I as counselor act as the guide or facilitator of this journey. I believe every person has a unique God-given purpose, and my counseling approach is tailored to each unique individual.
I believe most problems facing people today can be linked back to our beliefs because what we believe is critical, and therefore my counseling philosophy uses a cognitive approach to therapy. This means I believe I can create an environment where my clients can work towards growth and change.
Once the client feels safe, Through our work together, you will be able to recognize and understand behaviors and interpersonal interactions that have been self-defeating in the past. Together we will identify these patterns, increase self-awareness, and help you develop new, more effective, strategies to manage your life. I look forward to working with you.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked with:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Christian faith-based Counseling
- Family Systems Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Individual and Couples Counseling
- Professional and Career Burnout
If you are seeking someone who is comfortable working with a wide variety of people, I welcome:
- Adolescents (16 +)
- All Races
- All Religions
- All Cultures
- All Economic Backgrounds
I am comfortable working with all races, adolescents, adults, and geriatric people.
I come from a diverse background and clinical experience:
- Counselor in the University sector, Western Oregon University and Oregon Institute of Technology
- Mental health counselor for Klamath Basin in Southern Oregon with Klamath Counseling Services.
Licensure and Certification
- Licensed Professional Counselor: C6736
M.A. in Counseling 2013
Thesis: “Social & Cultural Diversity”
Western Oregon University
B.A. in Psychology 2004
Areas of concentration: Counseling, Social Diversity
Minor: Social Sciences
Honors Thesis: “The Physiological Effects of Fear”
Additional Information and Training
CAMS Assessing and Treating Suicide Risk – Dr. David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP -2017
Beck Institute -2018
CBT for Depression – Dr. Judith Beck, Ph.D.
One Recovery -2018
Realistic Change for Negative Belief Systems – Art Becker, LAC
Being Content with Emotions You Have
CBT for Personality Disorders – Dr. Judith Beck, Ph.D. -2019