I believe in a collaborative, humanistic approach with my clients and try to instill a capacity for inner reflection, self-acceptance and growth. Everyone has the capability to heal and grow in their own unique way through recognizing and removing the blocks that stand at the center of their emotional and somatic distress, they are able to find new ways of being.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an M.A. in Professional Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis and certificate in Eating Disorders from Lewis & Clark College. I specialize in weight and body image-related worries as well as anxiety, depression, trauma, and life-transitions. I emphasize Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, mindfulness based practices, body-mind connection, and Yoga Therapy I utilize a social justice approach and strive to create a space that is inclusive, compassionate, and safe.

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My theoretical orientation utilizes a "here and now" approach as well as an encouragement of an embodied self. A few theories that I tend to orient myself with are Gestalt, Acceptance Commitment Therapy®, Emotion-Focused Therapy®, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® and Somatic Psychology.

This is a safe space for ALL people regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, and abilities.


Specialization

Specialization

Eating Disorders

I specialize in Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating and have a certificate in ED's from Lewis and Clark College.  I offer two years of experience in PHP and IOP level of care as the lead therapist at the Eating Disorder Center of Portland which allowed me to work with an array of eating disorder symptoms. I have been with Be Nourished since 2013 and have been trained under Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant surrounding Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating and body image related issues. In addition, I has been a yoga instructor for 10 years and have studied Body-Mind Centering® with Amy Matthews. I emphasize that working with a professional treatment team that specializes in eating disorders or disordered eating is essential to healing.

Somatic Therapy

I am a Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapist which is a therapeutic technique that draws from somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches, as well as from the Hakomi Method. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® is on the forefront of trauma therapy and is rich in body awareness and movement interventions. In addition to trauma, it is effective in working with eating disorders and body image. To find out more, visit the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® website here.


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Billing

Payment

  • Avg Cost (per session): $175
  • Assessments: $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes, based on economic hardship.
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network with most insurance companies.
  • BCBS- Regence
  • MHN
  • Kaiser 

If I am not an in-network provider with your plan, out-of-network benefits will often cover a good portion of my services.  The session fee, your co-pay and/or co-insurance is due at the time of service.

I am contracted with Sunrise Medical Billing Services and Marla Spies can check your benefits prior to your first appointment so your responsibility is clear. She can be reached at 360-448-7260 x5.

Cancellation Policy

 If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.