Speech-Language Pathologist (MS, CCC-SLP)
Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
The intertwining of personal and professional experience has shaped who I am as a therapist and what I strive to offer clients and families. I see myself as both a fellow traveler and a caring companion along the sometimes bumpy road of health and recovery.
An interest in brain injury and other neurologic conditions led me to the field of speech-language pathology, and has been the focus of much of my education, training, and clinical experience within the field. I earned my master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Portland State University in 2013, completed my clinical fellowship at the Portland VA in 2014, and have experience working in hospitals, post-acute rehab, and outpatient clinics.
My own personal experience with cancer and cancer treatment has offered a different perspective. Through managing my own chronic pain, fatigue, and "chemo brain,” I have come to know intimately the whole-body, whole-person impact of illness and injury, and bring this perspective with me to my work with clients.
I also bring my love of writing, meditation, and a good belly laugh.
I strive to provide services that promote dignity and equity, and that center each person as the expert in their own experience. I am committed to my own learning and self-reflection, and welcome feedback on ways that I can create a safer, more welcoming, or more meaningful experience.
I love oolong tea, mossy forests, spontaneous living room dance parties, and spending time with the many amazing people I call family.