About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (license #L11072) in the state of Oregon, providing both in-person and virtual mental health therapy. I graduated with my Master's in Social Work from New York University in 2017 and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from DePaul University in 2009. Since then, I have had the privilege of working with folks from all stages of life and spent a significant amount of time in my life working in the queer community. I have spent time working both on a larger systems level advocating for human rights as well as on the micro level, providing mental health services to queer youth, adults, and families.

Coming from a background in social work, my approach emphasizes the impact that marginalization and oppression can have on the mental health and well-being of individuals.  Our culture, communities, and external worlds can hinder our ability to manage stress and the emotional waves of life; and this is particularly true for those who feel “othered” or alone. As a queer nonbinary human, I’ve found more peace & joy when gravitating towards queer spaces, and I’ve done my fair share of work to unpack my own internalized shame.  I value the vulnerability that clients of all ages bring to the therapeutic space, whether that is exploring the pain of childhood, examining relationships and significant events, or delving into the thoughts and feelings that are keeping folks from living the life they want.

As a therapist, I am a firm believer that healing happens within relational settings. I will partner with you to better understand your unique experiences, needs, and emotions so you can create the meaningful change you seek. 

When I’m not working, you can probably find me spending time with my wife, kiddo, and our two dogs. I’m a huge animal lover and enjoy raising my tiny flock of chickens.