I am a Feminist Therapist, and generally use brief psychodynamic and cognitive techniques when working with clients. Strategies include developing a collaborative relationship with the client, goal setting, facilitating guided discovery, cultivating affect, exploring core beliefs, and processing formative experiences as they relate to current functioning. I am also interested in how biological and physiological factors contribute to individual well-being. Empowerment, self-care, goal setting, self-concept development, and healthy relationships are some of my emphases.
My approach to supervision mirrors my theoretical orientation. I seek to form a collaborative relationship with the supervisee, and view my role as that of a mentor. I try to help interns develop their own style of doing therapy and strive to create a supportive environment. Likewise, in my role as Training Director, I advocate for intern growth and development by using a mentorship and empowerment model.
Hello prospective interns. I have worked as a counselor/psychologist at the Oregon State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) since 1985. I very much enjoy working with college students. I feel the same sense of gratification about working with interns, who bring professional vibrancy and enthusiasm into our office. At CAPS, I provide counseling for personal, interpersonal, and developmental issues. Special interests include eating disorders (particularly bulimia), and body image acceptance. I also like working with couples, international students, and other diverse groups. I am married with two adult children, and enjoy flower gardening, fiber art, film, literature, traveling, and nature experiences.
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