Marriage Family Therapist Intern
Supervisor: Naomi Baker LMFT
As a Highly Sensitive Person, you may have struggled to feel understood. I want to provide you with the experience of feeling truly heard.
503 451 3450
PO Box 5832
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2015
Being highly sensitive can feel like a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you may feel as though you experience the beauties of the world in a more profound way than others do. You’re likely a creative and empathic person, with a rich inner life. On the other hand, you may feel that being highly sensitive makes you more vulnerable to being hurt. Life’s many challenges can leave you feeling depressed, anxious, and alone.
I take great interest in the work Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, and those who have followed in their footsteps. I believe that communication with the unconscious mind through dreamwork and active imagination can help us to access the wisdom of our inner depths. I continue to pursue education in depth psychology through the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center, Oregon Friends of Jung, Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts, and the Salome Institute of Jungian Studies.
Mindfulness can help us to experience life in a different way. This shift in perspective can help us to reexamine our relationship to our own suffering.
I am a certified teacher of The Realization Process, an embodied path to spiritual awakening, personal growth, and healing created by Judith Blackstone.
Sometimes the burdens of life can feel too heavy to bear. I endeavor to help relieve the weight of depression by providing my clients with compassionate witness.
I completed my initial training as the first male-identified person to offer therapy at the YWCA Silicon Valley Domestic Violence Support Network. I have since worked extensively with youth who have immigrated to the United States from Latin America seeking safety. My work with survivors of trauma has informed my perspective on how to help clients relate to the personal and collective wounds that we all carry.
My years of experience working at mental health agencies gave me insight into the realities of secondary traumatic stress. I understand the challenges that activists and people in the helping professions face as they attempt to maintain self-care and work towards making the world a better place at the same time. I endeavor to provide a refuge for those seeking balance and struggling with burnout.
I believe that it is important for men to reexamine the standards of masculinity that have been put forth by our cultures. I offer a non-judgmental space for male-identified persons to process their feelings regarding their place in a changing world. I take inspiration from Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Robert A. Johnson, and the mythopoetic men's movement.
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