About

Since writing my memoir Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity, I’ve devoted my life’s work to helping men and women struggling around intimacy. I focus on the ways in which we get in the way of our authentic relationship to intimacy, including sacrificing ourselves for love and sex. I’m also always interested in the ways in which our culture both prevents intimacy and also gives no guidelines or models for honest intimacy.

My aim is to support people as they work to engage authentically and lovingly with those around them. I work from a depth-focused, existential-humanistic perspective, focusing on the here and now.  I provide an opportunity for real change, authentic discussion, and genuine wholeness.

With my colleague, Gillian Chachere, I provide an intensive form of integrative co-facilitated couples counseling in which we work individually with each member of a couple and then meet as a group for relationship work. We have found that this modality allows both individuals to deeply access their core wounds and then share with their partners in a way that grows intimacy, fosters better communication and deepens connection.

650 NE Holladay Street, #1685

Portland, OR 97213

(503) 976-6641