Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I believe that we all have within us an innate drive to heal that can be explored in the presence of a safe and secure relationship.
909 N Beech st
Portland, OR 97227
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2004
I have studied relational psychotherapy since graduating from social work school. I currently practice AEDP which is a relational experiential model. I believe that healing happens in therapy in the context of our relationship with each other and focusing on this relationship explicitly is an important part of the work. I have completed many courses and attended international conferences on relational work
Attachment theory is a key tenant of my work, particularly with it's current support from neurobiology, which demonstrates the importance of mindfulness in mental health. I have attended many trainings with Daniel Seigel, MD and I stay current with the literature as it evolves.
I was trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Smith College School for social work. I build on these theories and support them with additional approaches, such at cbt & dbt
I have been a part of the LGBT community personally and professionally for many years. I offer non-judgemental therapy regardless of your sexual orientation or relationship configuration.
I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing gender dysphoria. I have done many assessments for hormones and surgery and have worked collaboratively with medical professionals to ensure appropriate treatment of those struggling with gender dysphoria.
I have experience helping individuals reflect on their own relationship histories and acquire new skills. I have done work with couples and families throughout my career. I use a mixture of emotionally focused couples work, gottman research, attachment perspective and trauma informed work. I also have extensive experience helping couples in non-monagamous and other alternative style relationships.
I have worked with adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety throughout my career. I approach anxiety with a mixture of attachment based and cognitive behavioral approaches.
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