Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC, Certified Jungian Analyst
Jungian Analysis or Jungian Therapy for adults and young adults for personal growth, issues, desired goals, and sense of self.
NE Sandy near 43rd-44th
From I-84 E or W, Exit 2 Cesar Chavez/39th
Portland, OR 97213
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2005
My clients have typically seen other therapists before, thus they know how the therapy process can emerge. They know that coming to session weekly is important. In Jungian analysis or therapy, they work to remember dreams, via writing, drawing, or painting them, and these dreams and images are brought to sessions. There, we work to integrate this symbolic material from the unconscious with current issues, feeling states, problems. We work carefully, often slowly, and safely.
Carl G. Jung founded a way of exploring issues and how one lives one's life. It is reliable and it rests on client and therapist interaction as well as on exploration of difficulties troubling you. My Jungian analysis and therapy uses talk and art therapy. Jungian work honors what emerges from you. It recognizes that we all have an unconscious and that we all can experience inner chaos. My training allows you discover your strengths from within the confusion, chaos, and turmoil of life.
No human is an island wrote poet John Donne. Family systems use that concept, knowing we are all affected by the patterns and cultures of our family of origin. Often my clients discover family ways of being that no longer serve them and their current life. We work to explore this discovery and how to change without guilt and shame. We work to handle current, difficult family of origin issues.
In the American society, men or those who identify as male, experience far different rites of passage and expectations than those of women. Changing expectations in society bring pressure and stressors. Early abuse or difficulties may travel into adulthood making work, relationship, and balance in life even more challenging. Finding what the masculine means to you, finding a stronger identity, believing in yourself are essential.
My long-time work with women spans the challenges of young adult years (over 28 years) to later life. It includes work with depression, identity, dissociation, traumas, or sense of self problems. Finding purpose and meaning are central subjects and often relate to phase of life. I see gender fluid individuals. I have background to help changes in professional goals.
My work focuses upon adults and young adults who find that childhood or youth sexual, emotional, or physical abuse still causes pain and interferes with current life, for example, in depression, self doubt, flashback, dissociation or nightmare or relationships. Other adults have trauma from war, work, marriage, life. Work of this nature requires longer-term therapy. I also see individuals who have had narcissistic or self-absobed parents or have or had a partner with these traits.
Often early life adaptation has led us to feel anxious, worried, or panicked and blocked in current life. Or, current circumstances are changing. I use varied theoretical approaches depending upon what you and I feel would be useful and helpful to you. Often anxiety is linked to depression. I help with the many layers of anxiety including anxiety from national politics, COVID, and isolation anxiety that often complicates personal anxiety.
I work with individuals experiencing mono-pole (not bipolar) depressions. Regardless of the genesis of one's depression, it impacts the body. Together, we work sensitively and carefully to understand your depression's feelings, patterns, and responses. In addition to talk therapy, I ask that you work with me utilizing expressive art, such as recalling your dreams or a simple drawing in session, and related.
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