Professional Counselor Associate
MA: Mental Health Counseling - Specialization in Addictions
Supervisor: David Corse, MA, LPC, CADCIII, CGACII, ACS & Deborah Kennedy, MA, LPC
I will always approach our work together with the fundamental understanding that humans have limitless abilities to heal and grow.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2018
I work with clients all across Oregon to help them find freedom from their inner tyrant. Whether that tyrant is Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, or that harsh voice inside you that tells you're not enough. I also offer Focused Therapy for the following issues: - Relationship Struggles - Caretaker Burnout - Chronic Perfectionism - Building Healthy Boundaries - Surviving Narcissistic Abuse - Counseling for Empaths. Check out my website to learn more: https://www.empathiccounseling.org
Depth therapy provides the basis of my orientation because it's the beneath the surface and in the depths that real change is made.
I have researched attachment theory and utilize its theories in most of my therapy interventions, particularly on issues of family systems, relationships, trauma, and boundaries.
Narrative therapy enriches my counseling techniques by: bringing in elements of larger societal narratives impacting clients; allowing the clients space to tell and oftentimes rewrite their own story; and providing a creative space for metaphor, imagery, and exploration.
While I also use CBT often, I always pair it with Emotionally Focused Therapy because it allows a more well-rounded approach and links together the cognitive with the emotional spheres of a client's experience.
Family Systems is all about recognizing how a person impacts and is impacted by the systems within which they interact - starting with their family of origin and extending into larger societal systems.
I have worked with clients of all ages on issues of anxiety. Especially after the past year, it's safe to assume that everyone is experiencing some level of it. And yet, anxiety can show up in a myriad of ways: panic, fear, insomnia, low self esteem, chronic perfectionism, or that constant sinking feeling that everything is on the verge of falling apart. I offer a unique counseling method that seeks to address the symptoms of anxiety as well as discovering the root causes.
Depression can look and feel a number of ways. It can be the lack of motivation to get anything done. Or the overall numbness to all or any emotions. It could also be nearing the edge of feeling like you can't take it anymore. I offer empathic counseling for people struggling with depression. However, if we don't make a good fit, I'm also happy to offer referrals to other counselors. My main goal is that you get the care you need.
I specialize in treating clients who have experienced narcissistic abuse over their lifetime. The term narcissistic abuse is used to categorize the way a person experiences emotional abuse and manipulation when in a relationship with someone exhibiting narcissistic behavior. This “relationship” does not necessarily have to pertain to a romantic partner. It could also be with a family member, a friend, a coworker, or any other important relationship that is impacting your life.
As a recovered codependent, I understand the struggles of codependency. And I also truly believe in our power to heal from it. Codependency can sometimes be hard to spot and a person can quickly fall into a codependent relationship without realizing. I offer a counseling program called Focused Therapy that helps to address issues of codependency along with skill-building techniques to cultivate awareness and eventually bring about healthy connection with others.
Caretaking is an act of love. But the yang to this beautiful yin is that sometimes you care and tend so much to others, that there’s nothing left over for yourself. This can make you feel burnt out, fatigued, drained, and possibly even resentful. That’s when caretaking can become overactive. I offer a Focused Therapy program to bring some focus back to you. You deserve to heal, to spend some energy on yourself, and to fill your own cup so you can get back into the world refreshed & renewed.
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