***I am not currently accepting new clients for therapy. I am accepting new clients for testing and evaluation, but may be booked out a few months. ***
I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, an APA-accredited program, in 2015. I have been licensed with the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners since 2016 (OR License #2700). I completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship with Community Reach Center, a community mental health center in Commerce City, CO; and a post-doctoral residency with Reed College Health and Counseling Center in Portland, OR.
About my practice
I offer individual therapy for adults using an integrative and collaborative approach, with the goal of creating a safe and friendly environment where clients can explore their values, uncover ways in which their context influences their identity, and work toward change and growth. I approach all therapy through a multicultural and feminist lens, and have experience working with culturally diverse clients on a wide range of issues. My professional interests and focus areas include working with diversity issues (e.g. race/ethnicity, sexuality, gender, culture, religion), interpersonal and identity issues, relationship difficulties, trauma, stress and anxiety, depression, career-related issues, and college-age and early-adult development. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings, and am able to understand and connect with clients from many facets of life.
Additionally, I offer psychological testing through a Therapeutic Assessment lens, which involves collaborating with clients to maximize the therapeutic impact of testing. In my assessments, I use reliable and valid testing instruments and standardized administration to provide clients with valuable information and insight about themselves. This information might include underlying factors contributing to distress and personality characteristics, as well as cognitive strengths and growth-areas. At the end of the assessment, I provide a personalized document containing findings and recommendations, which I review with clients in-person.
As a part of my practice, I offer psychological assessments for immigration cases, e.g. Extreme Hardship, Political Asylum, U-Visa, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Please note that I do not provide services or evaluations for other forensic or custody purposes, including emotional support animal certification.