Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Psychotherapy often involves facing things that are hard to face, as well as understanding more about the risks and rewards of choices.
310 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 415
Portland , 97204
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2002
Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic treatment is an insight-oriented approach that encourages exploration of the range of your emotions, both felt and avoided, while identifying recurring themes and patterns. There is a focus on unconscious process and the way it manifests in the present. It is a treatment that seeks to free oneself from the confines of the past in order to live more fully in the present.
Anxiety is nearly ubiquitous in navigating the complexities of everyday life. A small degree of anxiety can be motivating while too much anxiety is incapacitating. Anxiety also takes up a great deal of energy. The goal of treatment over time is to become more comfortable inside and to find new ways of relating to the emotional energy that constitutes the basis of that anxiety.
Whether it be issues with friends, siblings, parents, children, or within any form of a "couple", navigating one's needs and boundaries within a relationship requires work. This work involves learning more deeply about the internal impressions left from your earliest relationships, the strengths and challenges surrounding those, and moving more into the present with the way you relate to yourself and others.
Depression presents differently within people. For some it lurks in the background while for others it is intense and episodic. Investigating and exploring the sources of those feelings constitutes the beginnings of the therapeutic work.
Whether it be from changes we choose ourselves or those that are dictated by life, adjusting to new circumstances can be emotionally taxing. My task in therapy is to help you regain your bearing and find new energy and bring fresh attention to the way your life is evolving.
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