I am originally from North Carolina and have worked in social services in Portland, Oregon since 1996. My career includes experience in homeless and housing services, community mental health, private practice, telephone crisis intervention, and behavioral health consultation in primary care.
As a Mental Health Triage Therapist, I provide brief phone screenings to determine medical necessity and appropriate level of care for Kaiser Permanente members seeking or referred to mental health services. In this role, I offer brief interventions, crisis stabilization and referrals to community resources as deemed appropriate. I do not currently see patients.
I enjoy hiking, biking, gardening, cooking, travel, painting, photography and jewelry metalwork.