I’m passionate about connecting people to each other and to resources in the community.
I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2007, and my clinical roles have included being a K-12 school-based social worker and therapist with children, youth, and families; mental health coordinator for Portland Public Schools; and clinical supervisor to social workers pursuing licensure.
Suicide prevention and intervention training and consultation have been a large focus of my work and service to the community. I started as a registered Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) facilitator in 2010, safeTALK trainer in 2019, and Youth Suicide Assessment in Virtual Environments (Youth SAVE) co-creator and trainer in the fall of 2020. You may register for Youth SAVE here. I also serve as a member of the Clackamas County Suicide Prevention Coalition Steering Committee.
I offer training and consultation in the community on the topics of clinical supervision, social work in schools, suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, self-harm, and crisis intervention.