I am a trained marriage, family and individual therapist. My approach to counseling is based on “family systems” theory which emphasizes problem-solving therapy within the context of the family-of-origin, the marital family and the social system. I have had 31 years experience as a special education teacher and counselor for the Salem-Keizer School District working with handicapped and difficult children. I have a particular emphasis on helping parents access resources and develop appropriate parenting skills. As well as family systems theory, I also use cognitive-behavioral and solution focused therapy. I have worked with children with mental health issues and my particular areas of emphasis are marriage and family counseling, children and adolescents, ADHD, and adoption issues. I am a member of Salem Alliance Church.