Licensed Clinical Social Worker
When things seem to be off track or you feel stuck, working with a therapist can help you and your family find your way back to not just surviving, but thriving! Life feels great when it's lived in a manner consistent with our values.
1112 NE 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97232
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2010
I have training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and can help you live a life consistent with your values. We do this by establishing a vision of what you want your life to look like, identifying barriers to that life, and taking slow, comfortable steps to overcome those barriers.
I have formal training in DBT and have used it extensively in individual and family therapy. I have also facilitated many DBT skills groups for all ages. I integrate DBT skills training with individual therapy and use tools including workbooks and even apps to help clients fully benefit from this groundbreaking, effective approach.
I have extensive formal training in using CBT to treat adults, children and families. I use this approach to therapy with clients who benefit from it in treating anxiety, depression, anger, and more.
Much of my career has been devoted to effective family therapy. Key to this process is conducting family sessions which balance activities designed to make everyone comfortable with solid therapeutic work and problem-solving. We will also work together to discuss combinations of individual and family sessions to make sure our work is accepted and secure for all members of the family.
Children and teens require a unique approach to therapy--not just an adaptation of adult techniques. I have extensive experience working with clients aged 5 - 25 who are experiencing many different concerns, ranging from behavioral issues to trauma & beyond. My ability to achieve rapport with kids who may be initially uncomfortable with the idea of counseling is something I pride myself on.
Self-harming can be scary and confusing, both for the person who is engaging with it and their loved ones. I have been trained to use CBT and DBT, the gold standard of treatment techniques used to help get this behavior under control.
My years of experience working with clients who struggle with anxiety has taught me that the best approach is evidence- and research-based practices which can both reduce the experience of anxiety as well as teach clients skills to achieve their objectives despite it.
I treat depression using a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical, and values-based approaches. What this means is that we will look for ways to change thinking patterns and behaviors which may contribute to depression, as well as clarify values which can allow you to feel that you are living your life to its full potential.
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