With the ability to establish quick rapport and a sense of calm, Dr. Truesdell immediately conveys the sense that she truly understands and cares, giving you the confidence to discuss and work through challenging emotional issues. She specializes in working with older adults and later-life issues such as grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Truesdell firmly believes that depression can be treated effectively at any age.
Education & Experience
With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, Dr. Truesdell later earned her doctorate in counseling psychology at Trinity College of Graduate Studies. Her dissertation included extensive research on treatment for late life depression, and her post-doctoral training was counseling at-risk adolescents and their parents in a program connected with both the juvenile justice system and local school districts.
Before starting her doctorate studies in psychology, Dr. Truesdell was an elementary school teacher, and was later a frequently requested substitute teacher in the local high schools. Her prior experience also includes many years working with an international tour company as an operations supervisor and tour director in the United States, and a tour representative in Switzerland. Her personal interests include traveling (near and far), hiking, horseback riding, frisbee, knitting, and watching college football (Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes, specifically).
Dr. Truesdell accepts Medicare insurance and will provide a superbill for private insurance companies. Payment is accepted by most major credit cards, checks or cash.