Licensed Professional Counselor
I specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression , Trauma (PTSD/Abuse) , Addiction (substance misuse, video gaming, gambling and eating).
8311 SE 13th Ave
Portland , 97202
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2009
If you are suffering from unresolved trauma, anxiety, panic disorder, depression and/or addiction issues, I can help! These are very uncomfortable and debilitating problems. I will develop a treatment plan with you that is effective, often brief and will change and improve the quality of your life and relationships. I am trained in EMDR, which is a specialized treatment for trauma, PTSD, phobias and anxiety. This therapy is very rewarding and brings hope to situations that may seem hopeless.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (better known as “EMDR”) is a revolutionary mental health treatment developed by psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro in the 1990s. By stimulating the natural action of memory processing through eye movement, EMDR helps people to access and “re-process” their traumatic memories and deep core beliefs. Backed by extensive scientific research, EMDR is recognized worldwide as effective treatment for emotional disorders.
I utilize this therapy method to help people identify their ideal self, the barriers that get in the way of being their ideal self and develop a shared understanding of what needs to happen/change to get there. This often includes value identification, belief evaluations and meaning from historical suffering. The goal for this approach in therapy is to be able to identify awareness for congruence and incongruence and aligning with life choices that promote safety, happiness and well-being.
When it comes to mental health treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective psychotherapy approaches. It teaches you how to navigate life’s daily obstacles. By making these improvements, your mental condition also shows positive change. CBT helps you identify specific challenges in your life and how to cope with them. It’s useful in many ways, including: Reframing thoughts, Managing emotions, Managing stress, Resolving relationship problems and Improving communications.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others. I utilize DBT in individual counseling to teach skills for managing emotion regulation, interpersonal communication, distress tolerance and mindfulness.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I or CBTI) is a short, structured, and evidence-based approach to combating the frustrating symptoms of insomnia. How Does CBT-I Work? CBT-I focuses on exploring the connection between the way we think, the things we do, and how we sleep. During treatment, a trained CBT-I provider helps to identify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are contributing to the symptoms of insomnia.
I believe that people start using substances for many reasons. Unfortunately substance use causes unintended problems over time. I believe that not one type of recovery path fits all so I taylor my approach to what is meaningful and important to you.
Unresolved trauma is complicated and it causes many in-the-present life problems. This is confusing because we often have no idea why we are getting upset about something, feel certain ways or have unexplainable anger. I utilize EMDR to treat and resolve ptsd and unresolved trauma symptoms. I have found EMDR to be a great addition to my therapy practice.
It is human nature to be in relationship with other people. Unfortunately sometimes people lean on us to heavily in areas that they are lacking and need support. In order to be there on this level for other people we sacrifice what is important to us. This causes a lot of problems that are often not easy to detect and understand.
Sometimes anxiety is situational and makes sense and other times it makes no sense at all. Anxiety is uncomfortable and scary. I approach anxiety by addressing unresolved issues from your past that is instigating your anxiety, while teaching you mindfulness, breathing and cognitive coping skills for continuous self-management.
Depression symptoms can be debilitating and frustrating. Situational depression makes sense while biological depression is frustrating and confusing. Depression is often linked to events from the past that need to be resolved. I utilize personal empowerment development, meaningful life development and increased happiness to destroy depression symptoms.
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