My name is Annie, I use she/her pronouns, and for the past 16 years, I have worked as a therapist, teacher, school counselor, counseling supervisor, crisis response team director, and social worker. A huge focal point of my work as a therapist is centered around helping my clients recognize their natural ability to heal. Much of my work experience has been with clients who have experienced intergenerational trauma, so for me a trauma-informed, humanistic approach is critical.
Humanists have a holistic approach to counseling which looks not just at behaviors but at the whole person. Trauma-informed care emphasizes that one’s context and perception of the world around them has a strong influence on their behavior. In the context of a therapeutic setting, this means meeting clients where they're at, providing support, and breaking down barriers that prevent clients from reaching their fullest potential.
I earned my Masters of Science in Education Counseling from Portland State University and my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Linfield University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed School Counselor in the state of Oregon. I am on the Board of Directors for Oregon Saige, Oregon’s first nationally affiliated Queer counseling professional organization. I am a trained EMDR therapist and a member of EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association, I am also a member of the Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA).