My mission is to help you, and your loved ones restore and enrich your lives to meet its fullest potential. I believe we are all wired for connection and purpose, thus my role is to support you on this journey. I offer individual therapy for adolescents and adults, couples therapy, and family therapy in SW Portland, Oregon.
As a 1.5 generation immigrant, I was raised to believe the false assumptions of seeking mental health services. It wasn't until my early 30s that I sought therapeutic services. Even then, I was hoping for a quick fix. After only three sessions, I told myself I didn't need help, but after a transformational experience several years later, I decided to pursue this new field and passion.
After 20 years in the rewarding world of education, I earned a Masters in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy from George Fox University. Prior to that, I earned a BA in English Education from New York University, and a MA in Curriculum and Development from Brandman University.
As a psychotherapist and LMFT registered intern, I utilize a strengths based, Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT) approach that takes into account your family structure, culture, and religion/spirituality. I have received extensive training through the EFT externship and CoreSkills, an ongoing training program. EFT helps couples gain insight about their attachment needs in order to deepen their relationship. I am also trained in EMDR, a somatic therapy that is quite effective in addressing trauma.
I enjoy working with a wide range of clients, but my expertise is in working with ethnically diverse couples and individuals that are facing a multitude of life transitions that simply require a supportive clinician to help strengthen skills. I am supervised by Dr. Michelle Engblom-Deglmann.
Immigration or acculturation
Divorce or separation
Depression or anxiety
7000 Hampton St Suite 120 Tigard, Oregon 97223 (503) 446-3777 email: firstname.lastname@example.org