Licensed Professional Counselor
I help individuals & couples move from overwhelm, self-doubt, & dissatisfying relationships to living with joy, connection, & confidence.
1110 SE Alder Street Suite #301
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2009
Most of my clients experienced emotional neglect or other forms of developmental trauma as children. Many were raised with well-intentioned, yet emotionally-immature parents & now struggle with heightened anxiety & hypervigilance, feeling shut down or highly anxious in relationships, or feeling as though they are "too much" or "not enough". All come to me with the hope of healing & building healthier relationships, but don't know where to start or haven't been able to do it on their own.
I firmly believe that although you may need support or guidance to reach your therapeutic goals, you are the expert on your own life and you are not your problems. Since my extensive research into Narrative Therapy during my graduate studies, I have utilized this form of psychotherapy to help clients re-author their own lives.
Nurturing a spirit of mindfulness (practicing active, non-judgmental, curious, neutral attention to our moment-to-moment experience) is the foundation of the work I do with clients.
I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy methods with almost all of my clients. I have discovered that profound therapeutic change often occurs for those who not only accept and make peace with their internal experience but also create practical solutions in their daily lives through behavioral and cognitive change.
For lasting impact, I have found the foundation of personal growth must be the fostering of a deep sense of worthiness exactly as one is. Although a commonly-held belief, self-judgment and self-criticism do not motivate us to do better; they keep us stuck in the very patterns we seek to avoid. Only when we learn to let go of unhelpful narratives about who we are can we realize our full potential.
I’m a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and enjoy working with those struggling with patterns of substance use. Whether your teen is using meth, you’re a successful professional concerned about your use of opiates, or you’re worried about your partner, I’m here to help. I have no interest in stereotypes or labels and am here to provide the support you need to reach your goals.
I’m a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and enjoy working with those struggling with patterns of substance use. Whether you suspect your teen is drinking too much, you’re a successful professional concerned about your own use alcohol, or you’re worried about your partner's drinking, I’m here to help. I have no interest in stereotypes or labels and am here to provide the support you need.
To help clients address self-esteem concerns, I use a combination of mindfulness skills, cognitive strategies, and the development of supportive narratives. With these tools, I assist clients in integrating shame resiliency skills into their daily lives.
In helping you find effective relief from anxiety, I utilize a mindfulness-based approach coupled with cognitive-behavioral skills and strategies.
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