Professional Counselor Associate
Portland, OR 97202
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2010
Patterns of thought and ways of being in relationships with others are largely put in place prior to acquiring the ability to verbalize our experience. As such much of what we know and how we know it are implicit. Nonetheless these embedded patterns can effectively addressed by counseling in an atmosphere of empathic collaborative dialogue.
Within our complex personalities, there may be less conscious aspects motivating ways we think, and how we make decisions. These less conscious aspects can perhaps be followed and learned from over the course of therapy.
A wide variety of theories of mind or methods of counseling can apply at different times to any one person. We can work together to build an approach that is most effective for you.
Experiencing loss and grief can be considered an effort to meet or do justice to the fullness and complexity of ones relationship to what has been lost, and to the experience of loss itself. Framing grief in this way can facilitate relating to it and weathering the pain involved in the process of healing.
Change can be unsettling. Life transitions whether personal, relational, medical, academic, or professional can evoke anxiety, depression or decrease in functioning. Maps that served one context may be in need of revision to navigate the next phase.
Depression is not simply sadness: it can be marked by loneliness or the feeling that one is irreparably defective. Working with depression entails getting to know how the one who is depressed experiences that in their own life.