M.A. LPCBA, Portland State
M.A., George Fox
Hired in 2018
I love directing the Student Counseling & Wellness Center at Multnomah University, because I value supporting the holistic development of students and being a support to them through such an important time in their lives. I also love getting to train therapists as they are learning what it takes to walk through life with their clients.
I have about ten years of youth ministry experience in the Portland area, working at a number of churches in both administrative and mentorship roles. After graduating from Portland State University in 2009, I shifted my passion to working with people and started a vocation in case management and family intervention through community mental health organizations. During that time, I learned about the need for mental health workers and returned to school and completed an M.A. in marriage and family therapy from George Fox University.
After completion of my degree in 2015, I have worked in private practice in the Portland area training further in trauma therapy and working with couples and families. I accepted a position at Multnomah University because of my passion for the field of counseling and my desire to be a haven for students and to encourage healthy Christian counselors to engage in the restorative work of mental health counseling in the community.
Outside of work I love to read fiction, watch the Blazers, build my record collection, thrift store shop, and travel with my family.