For over twenty-five years I’ve counseled couples and families with big, complicated challenges. I have steady nerves, clear vision, unrelenting optimism that people can grow through their worst crises, and heart. (I also know about geeky stuff like interpersonal neurobiology, the brain-heart-gut dialogue, and family systems, but I won’t go into that here, because it can get T E D I O U S.)
At the core of everything I do, I listen to clients.
Very deeply. And when I work with couples, no matter what their relationship status, I aim to help them listen to each other differently.
My passion for this helping work is so great, I also teach others how to do it. For over a decade I’ve taught counseling skills to students at nearby universities. Alongside that, I work with professional folks in non-profit and healthcare settings, training on topics like trauma, supervision practices, and the ethics of helping.
My office is located in Portland, Oregon, in the lovely Buckman neighborhood near Revolution Hall. In a close-in, residential neighborhood just blocks south of East Burnside, ten minutes from downtown, parking is convenient.