Professional Counselor Associate
Supervisor: Dr. Margaret Eichler, PhD LPC NCC ACS Oregon C2058
You can: grow after abuse or neglect, temper anger, navigate conflict, grieve loss, and communicate better.
3434 S Kelly Ave
Portland, OR 97239
Practicing Since: 2021
My clients have experienced childhood or transgenerational trauma, abuse, neglect, and/or systemic oppression; cannot control anger or verbalize feelings; suffer shame; experience religious/spiritual/political change or conflict; and explore creative expression. I connect with students, activists, writers, teachers, techies, and entrepreneurs.
My education at Northwestern University was centered on psychodynamic psychotherapy. It was incorporated into multiple skills courses. In addition, I have trained extensively in psychodynamic group therapy. My practice centers around insight-based therapy, which means we are trying to uncover the roots of feelings, behaviors, and beliefs that are fed by unconscious sources, not exclusively memories but also fantasies and, most of all, unmet or over-met needs.
Trauma is an over-adaption to an overwhelming event (e.g. assault, abuse). PTSD disrupts our capacity to regulate thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and puts us into survival mode. It can leave our relationships and nervous systems in need of repair. Symptoms include intrusive thoughts of harm and distressing memories, being. Yet with adaptation and resilience, most of us are able to grow stronger from the most grievous wounds. I am a Level I Trained EMDR therapist.
Religion & spirituality are potentially helpful or harmful, sources of distress or sustenance. They can restrict us or foster resilience. Broad and open, religion/spirituality can nurture value and connection to other beings and a greater power; narrow and rigid, it can induce anxiety and shame. Interventions will develop internal and external support systems, explore beliefs that induce suffering, enhance joyful feeling, or strengthen social connection. I am versed in Psychedelic Integration.
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