About Me

Meg head shot2 croppedI love working with people and care deeply for all humans. I often use humor, diagrams and story-telling to assist individuals and organizations through the therapeutic process. I am direct and open with clients in a loving and supportive way.

I believe the therapeutic relationship is extremely important in the process of therapy. I use Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-in-Environment, and a Strengths Perspective to guide my practice.

I am solution-focused and can help people through a variety of issues including dealing with family and work stress, grief and loss, life transitions, depression and anxiety, relationship stress, race and identity issues, chronic pain and trauma.

 I spent 15 years as a front-line social worker, six years as a foster parent for teenage girls, five years as a therapist, and countless hours as a teacher and facilitator in the state or Oregon. These experiences have only strengthened my compassion and solidified my calling.

Training

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    State of Oregon 2014
  • Masters of Social Work
    Portland State University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts and Social Work
    University of Montana, 2002

Qualifications

  • Advanced Integrative Training Group – Internal Family Systems, Coherence Therapy Models
  • Advanced Mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Foundational Trauma Informed Care
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Certified to teach Nurturing Parenting
  • Certified in Mindset Curriculum, based on the research of Dr. Carol Dweck
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Social Work Ethics
  • Race, Class, Oppression and Trauma with Dr. Joy DeGruy
  • Attachment Theory
  • Vicarious Trauma