About Me

I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 1995, and became licensed by the State of Oregon as a Clinical Social Worker in 2000. I have worked in the mental health field for over 40 years in various agencies and settings, and I participate in annual continuing education programs to up-date my skills as a therapist. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and abide by the standards and ethics of that Association, as well as those of the State Board of Clinical Social Workers. I have been married for  over 25 years and have three incredible children, and 2 beautiful grandsons.   I am a second generation native Oregonian, born and raised in Bend, Oregon and have resided in the Rogue Valley since 1986.
I feel very blessed that I love what I do for a living. I have a passion for encouraging and facilitating personal growth, and I have experience and confidence working with individuals or couples struggling with many different kinds of issues .