Education and Employment I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Reed College. Afterward, I accepted a position at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) working with oncology patients through various stages of their cancer diagnoses. After working in this position for two years, I realized that I wanted to continue my education, in order to work with individuals and families in more therapeutic settings.
I began graduate school shortly after and earned my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University. During my education, I held two internships: one at the Reed College Counseling Center and the other at the Pacific University Psychological Service Center. In both placements, I provided individual therapy for college students and adults with varied concerns and backgrounds.
Immediately after graduating, I accepted a position as the Camp Erin Clinical Coordinator. Camp Erin is a Providence Hospice program and is the first overnight camp in the Portland community specifically for children and teenagers grieving the death of a loved one. I was a volunteer for this program for the first two years (2005 & 2006), and was on staff for three years after that (2007, 2008, & 2009). From 2008 through 2011, I was on staff at the Dougy Center, coordinating grief groups druing that time.
I have also facilitated several childrens groups for the program Me, Too & Co, an 8-week bereavement support group for children and families grieving the death of a loved one. Volunteer Service I was a volunteer as a group facilitator for The Dougy Center for grieving children and families from 2000 to 2010. I have worked with preschoolers, middle-schoolers, teens and adult caregivers. I am still very connected to the Dougy Center, as a volunteer, a contracted coordinator and an overall strong supporter of their programs. Professional Association Memberships Association for Death Education & Counseling National Alliance of Grieving Children Oregon Psychological Association