Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
296 E. Fifth Ave. Ste 311
Eugene, OR 97401
My mission as a therapist is to assist clients in accessing their inner wisdom, so that they may form a meaningful response to the challenges in life. I believe that “relationship” is a channel through which great healing can occur, and it is through the therapeutic relationship that this healing can be initiated and practiced.
I work with individuals, couples, families and groups who struggle with a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, grief, relationship impasse, low self-esteem and existential concerns.
I am originally from Newfoundland, Canada, where I spent my formative years teaching and performing as an actor and a singer. In 1994 I received my college degree in classical voice (B.Mus.) from Memorial University and, after years of teaching performing arts, acting and singing on stage and in film, I made a move to Los Angeles. In L.A., I continued to teach music while attending graduate school in Counseling Psychology. In 2001, I earned a Master's Degree in Counseling (LMFT) from California State University, Northridge. I then acquired 3000 clinical hours as a trainee and intern working in various therapeutic environments, including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, free clinics and private practice. I received my California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2006 and I relocated to Eugene shortly thereafter. Since 2007, I’ve been working as an LMFT, licensed in the state of Oregon.