My ideal client is a female 13 to 55 years old. I like dealing with adolescent girls, their mothers and families. Typically my client is depressed or scared, struggling to make changes in her life, working on relationships in the past or current. She may have an eating disorder, low self-esteem or high anxiety. In addition I have extensive experience working with clients suffering from body image problems. My counseling focus is on the individual within a family system. I feel professionally comfortable seeing clients individually, in couple and in families.
I have worked as a mental health counselor since 1975 having earned two mental health Masters degrees. The first in Dance Therapy and the second in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since 1989, I have worked together with my husband Stephen, a licensed psychologist, in Bend, Oregon. Sharing an office with my husband, a psychologist, we have the unique ability to work together as a team. He will see one part of the dynamic and I the other. We can team together and work within the larger system to facilitate communication and understanding.