Portland Relationship Institute

7100 SW Hampton Street #128  l Tigard OR 97223 l  503-342-2510

better relationships can change your life

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Better Relationships can change your life.
 My range and depth of training and experience  may be unique.   Not only do I have over 25,000 hours in face to face work with clients, I have also worked in the business world in international trade as well as a University research director and as a professional artist and teacher. 

But what really matters is that I practice what I teach, so I know it works.

  • Private Practice psychotherapist since 1985
  • Outpatient psychotherapist at Providence St. Vincent Hospital since 2000
  • Milieu manager at Legacy Children's Hospital Eating Disorder Unit
  • Other group and individual therapy experience includes:  Programa Hispano, YWCA Counseling, Portland Alternative Health Center, Northwest Treatment Services
Group Therapy Experience. Providence Hospital; Legacy Children's Hospital, Programa Hispano, Portland Alternative Health Center, Northwest Treatment;  Women's Support Group for 7 years, Earth School Institute.  Over the span of my career, I have provided over 10,000 face to face hours of group therapy.

Ready to get to work?    I'd love to talk with you  503-224-3318  or email me

Education and Licensure
  • Masters degree in Social Work from Portland State University
  • Bachelor and Masters of Science in Sociology, Minor in Statistics from Portland State University,  graduated with honors
  • State Board of Clinical Social Workers, license # 3583
  • 2000 hours of supervised face to face clinical work
  • SoulCollage Trainer of Facilitators
  • SoulCollage® Facilitator
  • Motivational Interviewing  - Providence Behavioral Health
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology Applications: Mental Health and Addictions
  • Brain Science and Behavior, Daniel Amen MD
  • Supervision for licensure with Dave Johnson LCSW, Providence Hospital
  • Clinical supervision with Bill Kruger LCSW and graduate of Masterson Institute and treatment of personality disorder, Clinical Director at Providence Crisis Triage for 22 years
  • Clinical supervision Susie Snyder LCSW, Adjunct faculty at PSU School of Social Work, Group supervision, Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy
  • Gottman Institute of Marital Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • New England School of Homeopathy, Amherst MA, Dr. Paul Herscu
  • Lakota Spirituality with Patricia Spradling at the Wy'East Center
  • Vipassana Meditation at the Northwest Vipassana Center
  • Conscious Relationship Training with Gaye and Kathlyn Hendricks PhD - Hendricks Institute
  • Conscious Breathing with Gaye Hendricks PhD - Hendricks Institute Body Centered Therapy
  • Classical Homeopathy training at New England School of Homeopathy
  • Meditation Teacher Training at WPI
  • Intuition Training at WPI

Presentations & Publications   
  • "Externalization: Using SoulCollage to  Manage Mental Health & Addiction Issues”  Continuing Education seminar for mental health professionals
  • "Externalization: Using SoulCollage to  Manage Mental Health & Addiction Issues,” presented at  First Annual SoulCollage Facilitators Conference, Santa Cruz CA November 2007
  • "Empathic Confrontation: Helping Clients with BPD Contain Problem Emotions and Behaviors," Presentation to Kaiser  Beaverton Mental Health, August 2000
  • "Finding the Simillimum in Borderline Personality Disorder: a Guide for Doctors.   Simillimum - International Journal of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, Spring 2000.
  • "Integrating Spirituality in the Treatment of Sexual Abuse,"University of Arizona Conference, Spirituality, Healing and Health: Transformative Vision, April 1999
  • "Integrating Spirituality in the Treatment of Sexual Abuse," Presented at NASW Oregon State Conference, October 1998
  • "Housing the Homeless, Review of Current Literature Regional Research Institute, Regional Research Institute, PSU, 1997
  • "Land Use, Community and Subsistence Patterns in Rural and Urban Alaskan Residents," Institute of Social & Economic Research, University of Alaska, March 1979
  • "Sampling Methods for Double-ended Sample Distributions," University of Alaska, 1979
Work Experience In the Business World
  • Artist & Art Teacher at Art and Soul Retreats, Portland Community College, Breitenbush Hot springs, DIY Lounge
  • Executive Director for Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
  • Founder Earth School Institute for Mind-Body-Soul Integration
  • Marketing Manager for International Trade Services
  • Research Director at University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Institute of Social and Economic Research
  • Statistics Instructor for Wildlife Biology at University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Research Assistant Center for Population Research at the Portland Census Bureau
  • Graphic Designer and Calligrapher at Northwest Pencraft
  • Website Builder