Counseling - Oregon & Washington

"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is not trying."-B. F. Skinner

Background & Techniques


Credentials & Education:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Oregon (L3405)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker  - Washington (LW00007518)

Master of Social Work - 2000
Health & Mental Health Concentration
Family Therapy Specialization
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

2000 Certificate in Family Therapy, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Bachelor of Arts: Major – Social Work, Minor – Spanish - 1998
Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Teaching Experience:

  • Lewis & Clark College, Portland Oregon
    Guest Lecturer, 2010-Present
    Bachelors level Clinical Psychology
  • Washington University, St. Louis Missouri
    Teaching Associate, 2001-2003
    Masters level Advanced Family Therapy
  • Washington University, St. Louis Missouri
    Guest Lecturer, 2000
    Bachelors level Health Psychology
  • George Warren Brown, Washington University
    Teaching Assistant, 1999
    Masters level Theories and Practice in Family Therapy

Treatment Modalities:

I believe the best way to treat anxiety is through programs that have been researched and are effective. The term, "Evidence Based Treatments",  refers to treatment that is backed by scientific evidence. That is, studies have been conducted and extensive research has been documented on a particular treatment, and it has proven to be successful. In other words, Clients and their families that follow the programs, shown improvement.

The evidence based treatments that I use include:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Behavioral Family Systems Therapy (BFST)