Professional Counselor Associate
Supervisor: Samantha Turpin, LPC
I specialize in LGBT+ issues, relationship issues, and/or those wishing to incorporate astrology as a tool into their treatment.
Beaverton, OR 97008
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2021
Life throws us curveballs, right? Whether it's heartbreak, job shifts, or deep losses, my clients are on a quest for something beyond the ordinary. They want a connection that goes deeper, steering them toward a more fulfilling life. If you're into therapies that embrace the mystical side of things – think astrology, tarot, and mindfulness – let's dive into the 'woo' together and make your journey more meaningful.
I have ongoing training in Emotionally Focused therapy. EFT is an attachment-based therapy that helps clients face existential life issues by creating a strong sense of self and resiliency. This type of therapy is experiential and offers corrective experiences to help clients relate better to themselves and others in a safe and secure way.
As babies, we come into the world quickly forming relationships with our caregivers. Those caregivers can either be a source of safety and connection or a distant or harsh parent. As children dependent on our caregivers we begin to create safety for ourselves in any way we can. As we grow older we carry these ways of survival with us which plays out in our adult relationships. These may manifest in us as codependency, avoidance, low self-esteem, and people-pleasing.
IFS believes our minds consist of sub-personalities like a "work part", "romantic part" or even a "self-critical part". Understanding these parts is key, and through IFS therapy, we can cultivate self-leadership to guide them in healthy ways. Compassion for these parts builds trust and leads to a more integrated self.
Sometimes it can feel like we're lost, unsure of our purpose and direction in life. As a therapist, I help you search for meaning and empower you to find your own path. Without direction, it's difficult to find motivation. My therapy provides a safe space for you to explore and question your existence, and come into your own power.
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) is a therapy approach that can guide you towards a more meaningful life. It's like having a trusted companion who can help you overcome life's obstacles with greater resilience and poise. Through ACT, you'll learn to release the things that limit you and concentrate on what truly counts. You'll discover how to be mindful of the present, acknowledge your thoughts and emotions, and take purposeful steps toward your objectives.
As a member of the LGBT+ community, I know what it's like to feel unaccepted and unwanted in society. These negative messages can seep into our souls and make us feel unloveable and out of place. As a gay man, I provide a safe space for candid conversations about LGBT+ issues with someone who understands the unique challenges of our marginalized group. Together, we can find strength in our community and embrace our true selves.
Do you feel like a hypervigilant detective, always on the lookout for danger? Negative scenarios playing on repeat in your head, leaving you feeling stuck? Together, we'll dig deep to uncover the roots of your anxiety and develop tools to move forward with confidence and momentum toward your goals.
Are you feeling lonely or disconnected in your relationships? Do you find yourself struggling to form healthy, fulfilling connections with others? If so you are not alone! In our sessions, I help you explore the underlying factors that may be contributing to your difficulties in forming close healthy relationships. Through this understanding, you will be able to develop new skills and strategies to connect with others. You can learn to communicate effectively, set boundaries, and build intimacy.
Does your inner critic keep tearing you down, telling you you're not good enough? Low self-esteem can make it hard to connect with others and leave you feeling stuck in a negative self-image. Through therapy, we'll work together to challenge that critical voice and develop a more positive and compassionate relationship with yourself. You don't have to face this alone – let's build a safe space where you can be seen and heard without judgment.
Grief takes many forms - from the loss of a loved one, a job, or even a place we once called home. In therapy, you don't have to pretend that you're "over it." I offer a safe space where you can fully grieve and process your loss without judgment or pressure. Let's work together to honor your grief and find a path forward.
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