I’m passionate about helping my clients find meaningful, lasting change. It takes a lot of courage to “swim upstream” – to make the harder choice in the moment because ultimately you know it’s the one that will help you build the life you want. Being a part of courageous change is the reason I’m one of the fortunate people who feels excited to go to my job each day. That enthusiasm comes across in my active and engaged approach to therapy. My style is genuine and validating while also being direct, irreverent, and lighthearted.
For more than a decade, I have dedicated myself to becoming skilled at Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other evidence-based practices. From 2009 – 2013, I worked in a DBT clinic (Portland DBT Institute) offering comprehensive DBT and specializing in treating co-occurring eating disorders. I continue to be a part of a DBT consultation team that meets weekly. I’m always working to stay on top of the most recent research and practices in the field to ensure I’m offering the best therapy possible to my clients.
I’ve also been a student of yoga for 15 years and have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. My background in yoga and eastern-based practices helps me to take a holistic approach to therapy, understanding and integrating the connection between body and mind.
Outside the office
When I’m not at work, you can find me wrangling my two young kids, hiking the beautiful Blue Ridge, and stealing as much time as I can on my yoga mat.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
Association for Size Diversity and Health
Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders
International Association for Yoga Therapists