Reaching for Help, Finding Hope
I founded Koru Counseling and Consulting because I needed to return to my passion of providing direct care to clients. For several years, I worked in addiction and mental health agencies as an individual, relationship, family, and group counselor. I then moved into administration as a program manager and then eventually as an executive director. I began feeling lost and disconnected from my original vision of being a therapist, and realized I needed to follow my heart. I needed to return to my roots, which led me to opening my private practice. I look forward to helping you rediscover your path for a fulfilling life.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) through the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals
Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC III) through The Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO)
National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) through CCE Global
I'm currently in training to be a certified sex therapist. I serve on the Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies board, as well as the Reed College Institutional Review Board as a community member. I'm a member of the American Counseling Association and the Oregon Counseling Association. Until recently, when the program ended, I was an adjunct professor in the Portland State University Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling program with the Graduate School of Education: Continuing Education department.
I look forward to hearing from you! The best way to reach me is through the secure and confidential client portal. You're welcome to contact me, although I can't guarantee your confidentiality through email.