In Medford, Oregon, I worked for Jackson County Mental Health with children, families, couples, and individuals and served on the crisis and assessment team. I facilitated ongoing groups in art therapy, depression, and emotional stability.
I also worked for Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, an inpatient treatment center for teenagers, as a therapist in the wilderness. This program included family therapy sessions at the beginning and end of each three week expedition along with coordination of services before and after treatment. This therapy often involved treatment for addiction and recovery.
I worked for Northern Valley Catholic Social Service as a therapist for children and families. In that setting, I was able to use a team approach with family members, teachers, school staff, physicians, and others, who were involved in providing support and coordination of care in the treatment of young children.
In 2011, I opened a private practice in Mt. Shasta. I enjoy the diversity of experience and the flexibility of my practice. I continue to train in a variety of areas, including working with couples and healing from trauma. I also offer EMDR trauma treatment.
Although I have had extensive experience and training, I find the most important part of counseling is listening and helping people discover their own ways to identify and create what they want in their lives.