Therapy for children & adults in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. 

I'm glad you're here.
My therapeutic approach integrates the mind and body, creativity, and compassion, for all ages and stages of life. For children, I practice play therapy. For adults, we'll work on practical improvement of mental health symptoms as well as deep self-inquiry and growth. My goal is for you and your family to find more ease and authenticity in your life.
Schedule your first session below or contact me directly by phone or email.
I look forward to connecting with you.
Lily Springsteen sitting in chair.

Therapy is your time to focus on what matters.

50-minute weekly sessions with kids & adolescents

  • Support healthy attachment and development
  • Healthy eating and sleeping
  • Support through loss, divorce, or other major life transition
  • Resolve behavioral challenges
  • Overcome impacts of bullying
  • Tackle problematic social media, video game & technology use
  • Make and maintain friends
  • Manage depression, anxiety & stress
  • Tools to grow self esteem
  • Communication skills

50-minute weekly sessions for individuals.

Treating: PTSD, Anxiety, Anger Management

  • Manage your anxiety
  • Overcome depression
  • Stabilize challenging moods
  • Heal childhood wounds & attachment issues
  • Find confidence in relationships 
  • Co-parenting or parallel-parenting
  • Grow your self esteem
  • Navigate life transitions
  • Process grief and loss
  • Nurture purpose, vision & creativity
  • Connect with your spirituality
  • Finding yourself as an individual while parenting

80-minute weekly sessions for couples.

  • Resolve recurring patterns of conflict
  • Align on a vision for future & family
  • Navigate parenthood
  • Have the sex you want to have
  • Explore authentic relationship needs
  • Nurture affection & connection
  • Navigate polyamory
  • Separate with integrity

In-person sessions in the Hawthorne neighborhood.

Located in Opening to Life

Meet in my private office in the historic Opening to Life Center, a community of wholistic practitioners dedicated to providing a sanctuary of healing and transformation. Learn more at

3942 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

In the Hawthorne District just below SE 40th Ave, next to the New Seasons Market, Powell's Books and the Baghdad Theatre. Convenient for residents of Buckman, Sunnyside, Ladd's Addition, Hosford-Abernathy, Mt. Tabor, and Richmond

You are good.

I believe each of us has essential innate wholeness and wellness. We'll work on accessing more of yours by discovering and untangling the patterns in your life that cause you suffering.

You deserve love.

I believe our relationships give us meaning in our lives. Together we can explore what is keeping you disconnected from yourself and others. We'll work toward greater self esteem and connection.

You can grow.

I believe that change starts with awareness and acceptance, is strengthened by cultivation of internal resources, and can be achieved with gentle practice.

Do you offer online therapy?

Yes. While many adult clients choose to see me in-person in my Hawthorne office, some prefer online therapy for some or all of their sessions. Online therapy is just like in-person therapy, except that we meet over the video conferencing app Zoom. You can use your phone, tablet or laptop. Children's sessions are only in-person.  

Is online therapy effective?

Yes. Research has shown that online therapy is as effective as in-person therapy for most adults. In fact, many of my clients prefer online therapy because of the comfort and convenience of meeting from home.

How often do we meet?

We will find a time that works for us both, and stick to it every week. I can accommodate occasional cancellations and rescheduling.

How much does it cost?

50-minute individual sessions are $165.
50-minute parent-child or couple sessions are $185.

Inquire about my sliding scale if these rates are prohibitive for you.

Do you accept insurance?

I do not currently accept insurance but am able to provide receipts or a superbill that can be submitted for reimbursement.

How long will I need therapy?

We’ll work together to decide if shorter term or longer term therapy is right for you. Some clients choose to pause or end therapy when the original goals are met, and others stay to continue exploring new challenges and areas of growth. It’ll always be up to you.

Is there free parking?

Yes, you can park in either the free Opening to Life Center private parking lot or on the street.

Graduate of California Institute of Integral Studies, one of the country's top holistic psychology programs.
Verified, registered and insured AMFT practicing in the State of California.
Satisfied clients, positive
referrals and supportive peer community.

Book your first session.

We can meet on Zoom, over the phone or in my office on Hawthorne.