Why I do what I do: I love my work because I get to witness people transform! And I know it works. I have experienced and seen so much life change I can’t deny it. Using traditional and cutting-edge techniques, I can help you get to the heart of your pain, find get relief and begin to move forward. I love it when I see the light bulb go on – Then I know I’m about to witness a miracle, and that my client is going to get real movement. You find ways to jettison old baggage and unhelpful ways of thinking or feeling so that you get real transformation. This opens more possibility for you to align with your highest self and find your purpose. My goal is to witness and support my clients as they lighten their load to find more contentment and joy.
I welcome and embrace clients from all walks of life and fully enjoy and appreciate what you have to teach me. Our work will focus on deeply engaging with each other to support and guide your path to the YOU that you want to be. Maybe even learn to love. We will tailor fit your healing and development to the current pains and skills you have, then up your game through awareness and skills practice. I’ve got your back the whole time.
I am a pretty straight forward person, and I love working with people who are willing to change. So I will challenge you to challenge yourself. I also have one of the most tender hearts on the planet, so I might get teary with you (just a little). At the bottom of this page are some links to the therapies in which I have training and experience, this list is not exclusive, just typical. Below are some of my credentials and the first things to think about on this path. How engaged will you be, what kind of services do you want and how to decide.
I offer both medically coded and non-coded counseling and therapy services. I am a credentialed out of network provider for all insurances with CAQH. Please see the rate structure and special note about “couples” therapy for medical services below. Here is how you can know which service to choose:
Medically coded services provide an ICD-10 diagnosis and all appointments and treatments are medically coded. The treatment we use is sourced from evidence based practices and research. We will use skills from mindfulness based practices as well as CBT, DBT and psychodynamic & systems theories. You must have a coded medical diagnosis (like depression) for these services. Medical services are coded so that they are eligible for insurance, flex plans and tax deductions. You can choose for me to submit your info to insurance and accept assignment, or give you a coded receipt for you to submit. Please be aware of price differences and what your insurance requires when you select your appointment type. YOU AND I MUST BOTH BE IN THE STATE OF OREGON DURING THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT, EVEN IF IT IS ONLINE OR BY PHONE.
Services that are not medically coded are not related to a diagnosis and the appointments are not medically coded. As above, the treatment we use is sourced from evidence based practices and research. We will also use skills from mindfulness based practices as well as CBT, DBT and psychodynamic & systems theories. However, these services also include High Performance theory, Energy Medicine, Energy Psychology, Gottman Theory, Theta Healing, Hypnosis, Soul Retrieval, Resonance Therapy, guided imagery and many more. There is a discount for cash, instead of check or card.
Insurance: I am an out of network provider. I do not “bill” insurance. If your insurance allows me, I am happy to submit your appointment information electronically, as a courtesy to you. I like to use my insurance too! However, I do not accept assignment (which means they pay me directly) from insurance companies. Also, I do not contact insurance companies to resolve issues, that is your responsibility. Payment in full is expected at the time of service.
Couple’s Therapy: While I believe that couple’s therapy focused on your relationship patterns is medically important, most insurance companies do not.
The code that is used for couples therapy is actually for CONJOINT treatment. This means that there is someone else involved in the management of the identified patient’s medical symptoms, not that you work out your problems or learn to be closer. Of course, there is overlap, but I do not accept insurance for couple’s work because I am unwilling to accidentally commit insurance fraud. I’m sure you understand, as you don’t want to do that either! If you want relationship counseling, please choose the non medically based relationship session.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley wine country. I am a personal development, spirituality and relationship expert and hold degrees, fellowships and advanced certification in Human Development, Marriage & Family Therapy, Energy Psychology and Chakradance. I specialize in spiritual wellness and healing, relationship growth, developing intimacy, personal development, and trauma recovery. I am licensed to diagnose and treat mental and behavioral health conditions in the State of Oregon. I am free to help people worldwide in their quest for personal freedom and development and healthful relationships through spiritual guidance and personal development counseling.
Who I am: I’ve always been intuitive, but I ignored it at my expense. By ignoring my intuition and learning poor boundaries from my family, I had to use my strength and intelligence to survive and create 7 car crashes, aggressive Epstein-Barr virus relapses (mono), breast cancer, two collage degrees, moving 33 times in 31 years, two solo trips to Europe finding the love of my life and becoming a mother at 36. Today, my life looks pretty great. I’m married to to my soulmate and lover, I have an amazing, brilliant son and my passion is also my vocation.
My credentials and experience: I hold a bachelor’s of science degree in human development and a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Suffice it to say, I get how life works and how we grow from a clinical perspective. I am a clinical member of the American Association for marriage and family therapy and a Diplomat through the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP). I have served as the President and president-elect of the Oregon Association for marriage and family therapy (OAMFT). I have spoken on many topics with several organizations including the American Association for marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Columbia community mental health, the Oregon Department of human services, Oregon State University, the Oregon chapter of the national alliance on mental illness, and Yamhill County adult mental health. I have lobbied for our health rights on Capitol Hill and have awarded work and senators plaques on behalf of the American Association for marriage and family therapy for their efforts in mental health. I have studied and worked alongside thought leaders in my field including Dr. David Schnarch, Dr. Ellen Bader, Dr. Gina Ogden, Dr. David Feinstein, Dr Kate Siner, AmyJo Goddard, MA and Bonnie Battenoch, MA. I regularly run groups, workshops and classes in my local area Here are links to the types of therapy I typically use.