Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Compassionate. Effective. Transformative. As a seasoned, trauma-informed therapist, I help individuals and couples move towards healing.
3539 N Williams Street
Portland, OR 97227
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2005
Many people come to therapy seeking relief from painful symptoms, relationship issues and self-defeating patterns. They may feel alone and isolated in their suffering. I work to create a safe, respectful and supportive environment that alleviates aloneness and facilitates positive change.
Depression can be a primary problem from genetic and biological vulnerabilities, or a secondary condition from past, unprocessed trauma, loss and adversity. In any event, symptoms of depression can be debilitating and serious. I use a variety of modalities and supports to help cope with and relieve symptoms to help you feel like yourself again.
Anxiety can be a primary condition or a symptom — or both. I can help you better understand the nature of your anxiety — it's origins and triggers — and learn skills to decrease it. Using a combination of cognitive and behavioral skills (including mindfulness) to soothe, you can access deeper emotional processing and experience that anxiety blocks us from feeling.
Whether it be to heal with the impact of discrete traumatic events or complex interpersonal trauma, I use a combination of attachment theory, DBT and a relational-psychodynamic therapy to help you build safety and seIf worth. I teach emotion regulation skills and we use the therapeutic relationship itself so that you can feel more grounded and secure in connection with yourself and others.
As a gay cis male therapist, I bring empathy and lived experience to my work with people in the LGBTQIA community. Creating safety, affirmation, and attunement, providing support and undoing aloneness are central to my work with LGBTQIA people impacted by oppression, isolation, homophobia and transphobia. I am also aware of and sensitive to issues that are unique to same-sex and mixed-gendered couples.
Everyone experiences loss of all kinds -- people, pets, relationships, jobs, physical ability, material items, roles, identity, etc. I work to create a respectful and supportive space in which we can help you move through the very normal but painful process of grief and bereavement, as well as help identify and attend to areas where you may be stuck.
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