I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, Oregon. My passion is helping people thrive in their lives. I have been an LCSW for many years, both in California and Oregon. I enjoy encountering challenges and helping people overcome challenges that keep them from thriving.
I enjoy working with a variety of people, in couples, families and as individuals. I specifically focus on working with people who are “differently wired”, including children and adults who are on the autism spectrum, have ADHD, attachment difficulties or RAD, fetal alcohol exposure, and other struggles with behavior and thinking.
I worked for 12 years as a foster care adoption social worker, placing special needs children in adoptive homes, and helping the families adjust their parenting to support those children. I am also the adoptive parent of 3 children from foster care who are now young adults. I have worked with hundreds of families with children adopted from foster care, as well as parents of typically developing children. I have tried many kinds of parenting throughout my journey, and discovering Mindful Parenting and Collaborative Problem Solving finally made everything going on with my children and the families I work with make sense. I was able to use these tools to help parents change their relationships with their children in a positive manner.
If this sounds like what you are looking for, please set up a free phone screening appointment with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting me at 971-232-1267.