Professional Counselor Associate
I love supporting people who support their communities; I'm here to hold space for all that you carry and re-direct care towards you. Healers, changemakers, folx working with or caring for children: let's create sustenance, healing, or shifts for you and your relationships.
Portland, OR 97068
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2019
My approach to ecotherapy means holding space for your relationship with dimensions beyond what is conventionally offered in therapeutic settings, such as nature, cosmic forces, or spiritual beliefs. I have trained in ecopsychology and listen with these systems in mind in order to serve you as a full and whole being.
Tuning into your experience of the present moment is a powerful way to connect with emotion, insight, and direction. I am experienced with experiential techniques, such as expressive arts therapies and trauma-informed somatic exercises, which we may explore as we build trust and safety and learn how to best support you.
Honoring emotion is a continuous thread throughout our work together. As recent research demonstrates: we are not thinking beings who sometimes feel, but rather feeling beings who sometimes think. We will explore how to safely notice, express, and move emotions in service of individual and collective healing.
Compassion fatigue seems to threaten our idea of ourselves as givers, yet its very existence demonstrates just how much we are giving on a daily basis. I can support you in authentically engaging with yourself in a deeply compassionate way, to care for yourself and, by extension, everything you hold dear.
I view suffering through a systems lens and am passionate about offering a safe space to support unveiling and shifting dynamics of oppression. I will honor your perspective and work with you to create empowerment and change where you desire.
If loss is present for you, I am here to be with you in a meaningful way, embodying the knowing that we grieve because we have loved. In addition to educational training, I personally live close to grief. I am attuned to overt and covert losses, including anticipatory loss and broader experiences of grief, such as those stemming from collective trauma and current crises.
Anxiety is one of the most uncomfortable experiences: the more we fight against it, the tougher it becomes. I can help you find relief and comfort, while also helping you to approach your anxiety with curiosity and understanding, thus supporting longstanding change.
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