Licensed Professional Counselor
I help anxious mamas stop the unrelenting cycle of guilt, shame, and controlling behavior.
Portland , 97229
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2015
As a mom, you experience the seemingly never-ending roller coaster of ups and downs and it’s A LOT, sometimes too much. You may be fed up with feeling utterly lost from the person you used to be before you became a mom, feeling disconnected from your partner and your friendships or conflicted, and filled with anxiety. You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to discover yourself again.
I work from a cognitive behavioral model to challenge unhelpful patterns and create new ways of coping with the challenges you are facing.
Trained in part one and part two ACT training to work with our thoughts, how we respond to the situations and elements of our lives that we may not be able to change.
By helping clients develop a mindfulness practice, I assist in creating sustainable and lasting change grounded in awareness.
In working with clients that have experienced trauma that is impacting their lives, I will utilize EMDR as an intervention to allow reprocessing. I have completed Part I & II EMDRIA EMDR trainings.
My approach to therapy with expecting and new moms comes from a place of compassion and understanding: knowing that you don’t have to lose yourself when you become a mother; you can move through motherhood with confidence meeting the challenges as they come.
Mom-ing is hard. That’s the truth. It’s the anxious spiraling thoughts, the heart pounding deep pit in your stomach and the constant need to control all the things that are constantly taking from you. Working with a therapist can really help you to identify the areas that are creating your anxiety, and give you tools and strategies to manage it effectively.
Anxiety doesn't have to be what drives you to get sh*t done. You will learn what really matters to you and put your energy into the places where it counts. We’ll find the areas that bring healthy motivation for you and identify the patterns and fuel that are not serving you.
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