I graduated from Pacific University with a Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2013 with a program focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I worked for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare providing treatment for mental health and addictive behavior, first as an intern and then as full-time staff, from 2012 to 2017. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (CADC I). I have several years experience, and great enthusiasm, as a SMART Recovery facilitator. I completed certification for Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT) in July, 2018.
I am a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA).
I live with my spouse, two children, a dog, a cat, and a few dust bunnies.
Ongoing learning and absorption of ideas, tools, and skills related to psychology, mental wellness, and addictive behaviors is one of my hobbies. Check out what I've been reading lately...or what I've been creating...