Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes in joining with clients as they embark upon new discoveries of themselves and those around them. My goal is to assist with raising hope and new perspectives in the clients I serve. I am here to serve the worried well and worried heart.
333 NE Russell Street
Portland, OR 97212
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2006
For individuals or families needing to talk about the challenges they are faced with which can be more crisis oriented or time limited will benefit from a more solution focused or problem-solving approach. I work to focus on the challenges at hand rather the past. In addition I work to assist with getting families to their desired goals in their desired time frame.
I often integrate psychodynamic approach into my sessions to assist with bringing awareness to clients who are often stuck. I believe many things are revealed during a session which is unconscious to the client but is very telling to the therapist. Through careful examination the recognition of these unconscious acts can be very liberating and bring enlightment to client and or family.
CBT is one of the most common practiced and evidenced-based therapies among psychotherapies. Following my master's level training in social work I underwent another two years of supervision utilizing this treatment. This therapy is scientific and teaches skills that can be generalized across life situations. This therapy is very powerful to bring desired change in one’s life.
Families inherently have multiple systems and sub-systems. I work with families to help them understand their unique family system, the roles each member plays, and how these roles are interdependent. I like to have families explore and discover their roles and how they are contributors to the overall system and functionality.
I believe that self-esteem plays a huge role in who we are as individuals and how we see ourselves in this world. Individuals struggling with concerns of their self-esteem will journey together with me to uncover where a self-esteem injury occurred, and evaluate how to move past the injury. Through self inventories and discovery a new you will emerge.
This disorder is gaining more recognized and identified in many individuals who have experienced a traumatic event. I have treated many individuals in my years of practice who are in great pain as a result of trauma. I utilize a very empathetic, attentive, and structured approach that creates an environment for healing and recovery for those who knowingly need it and those who are unaware.
Anxiety is almost inevitable, especially is this fast-paced world that we live in. As a therapist who successfully treats anxiety, I work along side you to bring you to a place of calm, by identifying the source, slowing down the thinking and utilizing grounding techniques. CBT approach is great for allowing your to re-gain control often lost by anxiety.
The bulk of my experience has been working with youth and families who are struggling with depression. Depression for young people often looks different in adults. Youth who are acting out at home or school, and is often irritable or angry may be in conflict with feelings of depression. I work with youth and families to identify sources of these complicated feelings and utilize CBT a to treat them
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