Licensed Professional Counselor
LMFT, LCSW, LMFTI, CSWA, QMHA
CTC group practice offers trauma based, individual and couples therapy, groups & supervision around complex sex and gender needs.
4531 SE Belmont St. Suite 117 & 118
Portland, OR 97215
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2011
As a team, we value being in community with our clients, and share many of the same identities: -Trauma survivors -Complex relationship/ sex challenges (desire/performance/pain/compatibility/safety -Gender expansive and questioning -Kinky/ Fetish -Sex Workers of all types -Those who are non-monogamous -Sexual assault survivors, sex trafficking survivors -Folks dealing with the impact of oppression, racism, transphobia, heterosexism, mononormativity, and/or whorephobia
We use Gottman, Emotionally focused therapy, and systems approaches to support you and your partner(s) in finding common ground, connection and balance of power and pleasure in your relationship.
As a social worker, I was trained to assess the whole person, environment, and history, to understand what is happening and how to move forward. This requires an eclectic approach, using all the tools in my toolbox. Those tools include CBT, DBT, EMDR, somatic experiencing, Trauma focusing interventions, EFT, gottman, systems, narrative and mindfulness based interventions.
I'm a member of your community, experienced in treating the unique relationship, sexuality, and interpersonal challenges that come from a minorty sexual orientation or expression. I want to empower and support you, and facilitate a more fulfilling personal journey long term. I can also treat gender dysphoria including writing letters of recommendation and supporting transitions.
Gender expansive work, honoring all identities including trans folks, non-binary, gender non-conforming.
I can treat the most common challenges including the desire gap (differences in libido) and the orgasm gap (differences in achieving climax). In addition, I'm a resource for those living an alternative lifestyle or sexual expression (ie: fetish, BDSM, other lifestyle), or struggling with ED, PE, genital pain, gender dysphoria, or concerns about sexual behavior or porn use.
I'm in your corner, whatever the hurdle. Relationships are tough, so is the process of finding a person who understands. I have extensive experience with non-traditional relationships including BDSM/ kink couples, non-monogamous, or other lifestyles. I take a collaborative, strengths focused approach using Gottman, EFT and systems approaches to reconnection.
Trained extensively in trauma treatment, I am skilled in understanding the symptoms, the presentation of complex trauma and attachment wounds, and ways to integrate healing into your daily life. I take a somatic and narrative approach to healing including the most recent research related to activation, dissociation, and brain regulation.
Polyamorous and Open Relationships
Provide vocabulary around different relationship styles and ways to build non-monogamy relationships Weekly time to process with other non-monogamous folx around challenges and opportunities from an ethical non-monogamous relationship structure Develop communication skills and time to practice tools to strengthen non-monogamous relationship connections
Group Meets: Tuesdays
Start Time: 5:30
Group Size: 10-12
Cost: $300 8-weeks
Session Length: 90Join The Group
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