4035 12th St. Cutoff SE, Suite 140
Salem, OR 97302
I am an independent Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Salem, Oregon and have been in private practice for 20 years and a professional social worker for over 40 years. As a therapist I have a wide range of experience from children to seniors and from trauma to self actualization. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon in 1977 and my Masters of Social Work degree from Portland State University in 1995. I am licensed to practice by the Oregon State Board of Clinical Social Workers (License Number 2633) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I am also a member of EMDRIA, the professional organization for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapists. I also have a certificate in Post Adoptive Family Therapy from Portland State University and advanced training in Brainspotting and Self-Relations Therapy
Working and facilitating change directly with clients is my passion and my special interests are in working in the areas of trauma, particularly with women and children. I have extensive experience in the area of child abuse, foster care and adoption, grief and loss, and chronic health issues, including end of life.
Other areas of my private practice focus include anxiety, depression as well as adjustment to changes which are impeding my client’s everyday joy. I enjoy family and individual therapy and as a bilingual therapist particularly enjoy helping families who speak Spanish or a combination of Spanish and English. Clients see my style as comfortable, caring, direct and honest. Each client is treated on an individual basis with the focus being on the client’s desired goal.
My office hours are Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are not available on the weekends.
If you are not able to reach me in an emergency there will be an “on-call therapist” by phone or pager. If you cannot reach either of us, and you are unsure about your own safety or the safety of another person, please call your local crisis center. The Salem Crisis Center is staffed 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and the phone number is 503-585-4949.
You may also go to the nearest emergency room. Even though emergency rooms can be uncomfortable, if you feel your safety is questionable, or if you are contemplating suicide or homicide, the emergency room is the place to go. Take along your therapist’s business card and/or their number and allow the hospital staff to contact them.