Formal Education and Training
I am a licensed Professional Counselor certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Oregon in 1973. Major course work included: Counseling Principles, Human Development, Marriage and Family Counseling, Psychotherapeutic Models and Family Dynamics. To maintain my license I participate in professionally-related continuing education classes, under the supervision of Michael O'Connell, Ph.D.
I believe that as human beings we are constantly challenged to stand up and learn how to be true to ourselves. Counseling and guidance is appropriate during times when a person's inner strength has become overwhelmed, confused or blocked by the myriad influences in their life. Resolving life issues is a very complex matter that involves learning new skills, such as: Letting go of repressed emotions, healing painful memories of traumatic events, correcting obsolete belief systems and communicating feelings and needs more directly.
My aim as a therapist is to provide my clients with a safe, nonjudgmental environment where they can honestly face their problems and explore their inner resources. With increased awareness and skill in moving with thought and emotions, one experiences relief from psychological and spiritual distress.
I have been a Registered Nurse since 1974 and certified by both the National Consortium of Behavioral Health Nurses and the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psych-Mental Health Nurse and Addictions specialist.
My focus in nursing has been maternal depression, grief and loss healing, nutrition and wellness, trauma resolution, codependency and addictions recovery.
I also work with my husband Joel in Couples Counseling with the belief that each person needs an advocate for healing.
With deep respect for the healing soul, I believe that the hardest work in life is to seek help, and in seeking, one might find "a cushion for your head", and a power greater than yourself that might lead you to sanity.
I do not take insurance but work with a sliding scale.
The Rosewood Institute is a state certified mental health clinic offering a wide range of counseling services. We help clients create the skills needed to break free from fears, limitations and addictions.
Our view is that a crisis represents, through the chaos of it all, a transformational opportunity. We dedicate our work to understanding that complex process, to developing the methods and the techniques that best allow for rapid growth and change.
We commit to become people who transmute their difficulties into increased strength of character.
Within our group, we offer treatment for: Trauma Resolution, Addiction, Anger Management, Marriage and Family issues, Pain Management, Anxiety Reduction, Phobia Desensitization, Depression and Spiritual Distress. We have specialists for: chemical and process addictions, play therapy, parenting issues, biofeedback, hypnotherapy, EMDR, spiritual direction, religious issues.
At The Rosewood Institute, you can reasonably expect to:
- Gain a better understanding of your thoughts and emotions.
- Harmonize mind, body, soul and spirit.
- Align intention and desire into action in order to attain your goals.
- Develop a personal recovery and wellness program.
We welcome new clients. Please call (541) 779-0103 for more information or to make an appointment.