Education, Training and Experience:
I hold an interpreting certificate in American Sign Language and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree of Psychology & Special Education from WOU. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from George Fox University. I am a trauma-informed therapist with training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), FLASH EMDR, tapping, neurofeedback, sand tray therapy and play therapy.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon and a Mental Health Counselor in Washington, I will abide by the state code of ethics as well as the ethical codes of my national associations. To maintain my licenses (C2305 & LH 60278516) I am required to participate in annual continuing education. Confidentiality is key for the therapeutic relationship. All counseling is confidential, including minors over fourteen years old. Any information shared in the counseling session is private and will remain in the therapy room. Possible exceptions to confidentiality include, but are not limited to, the following situations: suspected child abuse, suspected abuse of elderly or disabled individuals, suspected sexual abuse, when the client communicates threat of harm to self or others, when a third party communicates to the therapist that a patient is threatening harm to self or others, when insurance company requests information, is ordered by the court, or filing of a complaint to the board. Please bring to my attention any questions about confidentiality so that we can discuss the matter further.
Rights of patients include but not limited to being able to examine public records maintained by the Board and to have the Board confirm credentials of a licensee; to obtain a copy of the Code of Ethics; to report complaints to the Board; to be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services; to be free from being the object of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, or other protected category while receiving services.
(Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists 3218 Pringle Road SE, #120, Salem, OR 97032-6312 503-378-5499 http://www.oregong.gov/oblpct)