Colleen has been counseling individuals, couples, and families since 1994 after earning her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara. Colleen has experience in agency, private practice, and hospital settings. In addition to the NCC, Colleen currently works on-call for Emanuel Hospital's Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, and maintains a private practice. Colleen is a member of the Oregon Counseling Association, and the Oregon Mental Health Counselor's Association.
"I believe that the greatest healing is accomplished within a genuine and comfortable therapeutic relationship. Within this relational context, I guide clients through their pain and obstacles. I help them discover insights, new ideas about themselves, and develop new behaviors in order to function more fully and live a happier life. I am a firm believer in human resilience and one's ability to overcome difficulties."
Colleen's particular areas of expertise include: managing depression and anxiety, young adults separating from parents, moving out of unhealthy relationships to find peace, living singly, establishing healthy relationships, and adjusting to parenthood.