About Elaine

    Formal Education and training
    I received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Portland State University in 2002 and a Masters
    Degree in  Marriage and Family Therapy in 2007, also from Portland State University.  I am a
    member of the American Counseling Association and an associate member of the American
    Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  As required by the Oregon Board of Licensed
    Professional Counselors and Therapist, I am continually involved in on going education in my
    field and have a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education every two years.


    On the personal side
    My interactions with clients are enriched by my therapeutic training and life  experience.  I have
    four grown children which are all at different stages of leaving the nest and a wonderful husband
    of 27 years.  I have lived on both sides of the United States including Maine and California and have
    experienced many of life’s joys and difficulties.  I feel my life experience is an asset that proves
    invaluable in my counseling practice.