Licensed Professional Counselor
MA, LPC, CMA
You were made for times like these. Now is the time to face the beliefs that hold you back, and step into the person you are meant to be.
4531 S.E. Belmont St. Suite 314
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2013
Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Bahaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Mormonism, Sikhism, Taoism, Wicca/Paganism, Interfaith, Multifaith
We all want to feel connected, we just don't always know how. I draw heavily from attachment theory as well as training with the M.E.T.A. Institute in attachment focused techniques to bring this knowledge into our work. Profound life changes can take place when we face our fears of vulnerability and connection in a safe and supportive relationship.
My ability to explore the body-mind interface is supported by years studying dance movement therapies, a degree in movement analysis from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York City, training in Hakomi and supervision with Donna Roy. I am also a self-proclaimed interpersonal neurobiology geek and love bringing this psychoeducation into my work.
I have studied mindfulness-based meditative traditions of various cultures experientially all over the world. I draw from these experiences, as well as three years training with the M.E.T.A. Institute here in Portland, to create a state of mind that allows us to explore your selfhood without judgment and with greater curiosity.
Psychological theories and practices have historically perpetuated the cultural and systemic oppression of marginalized identities. Using the best of psychoanalytic and somatic modalities, I offer a safe space to challenge these inherited stories to support your growing into an identity that is truly authentic to who you are.
In alignment with my cultural studies, I see gender issues as an intimate piece of our identity, often without conscious choice or recognition. Often, therapists spend your time trying to solve society's problems by making them your problems. There is a difference. I want to facilitate your empowerment, however that looks to you.
Relationships are the foundation of life. They are also where our greatest struggles arise. It is this complexity that can overwhelm and confuse us and entice us to lean on dysfunctional patterns. Through an exploration of present and past experiences, I make use of experiential modalities to create new experiences that allow for an expanded sense of what is possible in relationship.
I have experience diagnosing and treating an array of anxiety issues from social anxiety to bipolar induced agoraphobia and panic disorder. I treat these issues through the therapeutic relationship, coaching, mindfulness based exploration, community resources & collaboration with other practitioners. These issues are surprisingly common and I work to provide safe, non-pathologizing support.
Depression is the most common mental illness worldwide. It appears across a spectrum of symptoms and can often go undetected among those suffering from 'high functioning' depression. Yet there is hope. It is possible to live the life you want. I combine my professional support with lifestyle changes to help you break through the limitations that keep you stuck.
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