Licensed Professional Counselor
MA, LPC (OR), LMHC (WA)
If you're struggling with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, infertility, feeling stuck, or just need someone to talk to, please reach out.
PO Box 86788
Portland, OR 97206
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2018
I work with adults who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, depression, relationship stress, and infertility, and those who are just finding life challenging at the moment and need someone to talk to. Life feels hard for a lot of folks right now and finding someone to connect to who can provide a different perspective or who can listen and be in it with you can make all the difference. All genders, sexual orientations, and gender expressions welcome!
I believe that everyone has the right to be who they are in the world, as they grow and learn. I hold an unconditional positive regard for my clients, even as they struggle with the challenges of being human. This lens frames my whole practice and no matter what type of intervention or modality I'm using, a humanistic approach drives my work with clients.
I think of it as integrative rather than eclectic. Some clients need to vent, some want to make small changes, and some want to make big changes. I meet my clients where they are. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, EMDR, polyvagal theory and neurobiology, IFS, existential therapy, emotionally focused, mindfulness, and person-centered therapy into my practice, depending on what I feel would be most useful for the client.
The mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Francine Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1987, utilizing this natural process in order to successfully treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since then, EMDR has been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health problems.
I work with many folks who have experienced trauma and we work together to build a sense of safety as they discover who they are underneath their past. I largely employ EMDR and parts work as I help folks work through trauma.
My training has led me to work with clients with anxiety and to develop treatments and interventions specifically for anxiety. I help clients face their anxiety so that they can find out what's underneath it and create space between them and the anxiety.
I have seen clients and received training specific to depression, including interventions related to behavioral activation for those clients who are below the line of functioning due to depression.
I have had clients suffering from grief and have successfully treated them and have resources available to them.
I have personal experience of infertility and am reading everything I can and meeting with other therapists who specialize in this.
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