Marriage Family Therapist Intern
I am a registered LMFT Intern (supervisor Naomi Baker, LMFT.) I am currently accepting new clients for phone and video sessions.
PO Box 5832
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2015
I am a certified teacher of The Realization Process, an embodied path to spiritual awakening, personal growth, and healing created by Judith Blackstone.
During my graduate studies I immersed myself in coursework related to object relations. I value the theory and approaches refined by the intellectual descendants of Sigmund Freud. During my traineeship, I was supervised by a highly experienced clinician who considered her approach to be informed by object relations theory. I continue to pursue education through the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center.
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.
I completed my initial training as the first male to offer therapy at the YWCA Silicon Valley Domestic Violence Support Network. 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.
I have worked extensively with youth who have immigrated to the United States from Latin America seeking safety and a better life. My work with women and people of color has given me insight into my privilege as a white cisgendered male. I make an effort to use this privilege to help undo racism and sexism, and to engage in dialogue when I inevitably make mistakes. I welcome clients of all racial, ethnic, national, religious, and caste backgrounds.
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.
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 have read some of the most-often referenced texts regarding polyamory and open relationships in an attempt to understand this complex and changing field. I welcome clients of all relationship styles.
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