Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I'm a Mixed-race, trauma-focused counselor providing therapy for adult womxn & POC, artists & activists. *Now accepting Telehealth clients*
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2017
Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, Wicca/Paganism, Interfaith, Multifaith
Through my private practice, Alchemy Mental Wellness, I focus on treating women, womxn, minorities, LGBTQIA folks, artists, activists, survivors, seekers, & anyone who identifies as part of an oppressed or underserved group that has experienced trauma & endeavors to heal. I utilize talk therapy, EMDR, DBT, & CBT, Mindfulness, Jungian Psychology, Narrative Therapy, spirituality, etc. to treat PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, & Schizoaffective, & existing in the US in 2021.
PTSD, complex PTSD, & now what I call PTSD Type II (Post-Trump Stress Disorder) is a psychological, physical, & spiritual disruption that shakes us to our core. As such, my style of theraputic support is highly gentle, personalized & flexible-integrating the Client's own strengths with mindfulness, psycho-education, storytelling, re-programming, skill-building, energetics, boundary-practicing, trust-building, & accessing wisdom & lessons to name a few. I specialize in working with womxn.
In my treatment approach for anxiety I combine academic knowledge, previous experience with hundreds of Clients, evidence-based practices, and personal experiences with lifelong anxiety to provide theraputic support. Having written a workbook/manual for the Portland Veterans Affairs Hospital to treat Anxiety & Trauma for Women, I draw heavily on acceptance & comittment therapy, mindfulness, and CBT as well as trauma processing and skill-building.
As a mixed race Jewish/Japanese American, I am the adult child & grandchild of Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to the US as war refugees as well as the niece and granddaughter of Japanese-American Internees who were imprisoned without charge & forced to give up their possessions and citizenship. I dedicated years of my life researching & creating visual art narratives to heal and honor those who could not. If you go back far enough, there is trauma in everyone's bloodline.
I worked at the Portland VA Hospital in the Rural Veterans Program, providing individual & group counseling to Veterans living in rural areas as part of an interdisciplinary team psychiatrists, psychologists & nurses. My focus was on treating female Veterans & people managing chronic pain. While I was there I wrote a CBT workbook aimed at treating anxiety specifically for female Veterans.
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