Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I am a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) offering telemental health counseling to adults in Oregon.
7011 NE 11th Ave
Portland , 97211
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2020
Telemental health or telehealth counseling services are the only types of services I currently offer for Oregon residents. I generally serve clients with common mental health conditions or problems associated with anxiety, depression and also specialize in suicidality and self-harm behaviors. I conduct all sessions virtually via a video connect web-based platform that is both confidential and compliant with federal/national policies protecting patient/client health information.
Depression makes people feel little interest or pleasure in doing things that they used to enjoy. It is described as feeling down, depressed, or hopeless for more days than not, and these feelings last continuously for weeks. People who have depression may also notice changes in their sleep, appetite, or ability to focus on things. My practice helps clients effectively manage depressive symptoms through the use of ACT based skills, mindfulness exercises and values based actions.
Anxiety makes people feel nervous, frightened, worried, or on edge. It can cause panic attacks, and often leads people to avoid situations. Some people describe unwanted urges, or images that repeatedly enter their mind, and they may feel driven to perform certain behaviors or mental acts over and over to avoid feared outcomes. My practice will help clients with guided strategies that will allow clients to say "yes" to committed action free of anxiety.
It is not uncommon that people who experience unrelenting depression, anxiety, or trauma will, at some point, wish to die. Leading theories of suicide argue that pain, hopelessness, non-belonging, and feelings that one is a burden are the drivers of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Past suicide attempts and hospitalizations also can contribute to these drivers. I engage clients in addressing the drivers of suicidality through trauma informed strategies to include CBT, DBT and ACT therapies.
I currently work for the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs as a Social Worker and Suicide Prevention Coordinator working with Veterans and their families. I have strong subject matter expertise in treating suicide and self harming behaviors, PTSD, substance use, interpersonal relationship problems and adjustment to major life transitions and circumstances our veterans experience. Although I am not a Veteran, I work hard to be culturally responsive to best serve all those who served.
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