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My approach to psychotherapy involves accepting the realities of life while also pressing forward toward the commitments, relationships, goals, and values that define us. The week-to-week work of psychotherapy is relational, which means we need to communicate well, empathically explore what you are feeling and thinking, and talk openly about how the psychotherapy relationship is working for you.
I am also interested in positive psychology interventions, which include things such as gratitude practices, developing wisdom, and growing in self-awareness and humility.
The interface between religion, spirituality, and psychology has been my primary focus of writing and research throughout my career, though I am also comfortable working with people who do not identify as religious or spiritual.
Please note that my Oregon license only allows me to see patients who are in Oregon at the time of our sessions.
Psychotherapy typically involves weekly meetings for a time, with the possibility of meeting less often as you make progress toward your therapy goals.
My Ph.D. in clinical psychology is from Vanderbilt University, in 1983. After completing an internship and private residency in medical psychology at Oregon Health Sciences University, I took a faculty position at George Fox College where I taught undergraduate psychology. In 1993, I moved to Illinois where I trained doctoral level psychologists at Wheaton College, then in 2006 I returned to George Fox University where I served as a professor in their clinical psychology doctoral program.
Throughout my career I have delivered psychological services in addition to my teaching, research, and writing. This has involved both psychological assessment and psychotherapy.
- Vanderbilt University - Ph.D.
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