Professional Counselor Associate
master's in clinical mental health counseling
Supervisor: Jan Bridgewater Curnow Oregon / L3788
**CURRENTLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS** I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, loneliness, isolation, and other life stresses.
524 N Tillamook St, Suite 102B Portland, Oregon
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2017
I understand no two individuals are the same, and I tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you’ve always wanted. If you’re ready to work towards the life you’ve always wanted, I’m ready when you are. Contact me today and let’s get to work.
This is the one I lean to the most Person-centered (PC) /Humanistic; client gets to decide what life you want to live. PC reminds client that they are in control of their life and their future. PC believes that the past does not necessarily determine their future. PC asks therapist to consider events from the client’s point of view. Looking at the situation from the client’s point of view can assist the counselor to understand why the decision or particular path was made.
Existential therapists will ask questions to the client to help them solve their problems like what is it you want to do? What are the feelings you want to feel? What things in your life do you want to accomplish. With the answers the client gives the therapist; the therapist then will simply ask how are we going to solve these goals. Existential therapy is more concerned with the bigger picture. Solving the bigger problems will in turn answer the smaller problems.
CBT is a behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior. CBT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events, rather than the events themselves, that determines how he or she will feel and act in response. CBT will help to look at ideas and practices and make adjustments to fit the client’s lifestyle.
Mindfulness is the idea of paying attention to what is going on this very moment. Mindfulness is the awareness of yourself and your environment and how it affects each other. Mindfulness is not a pass or fail. It is something that you constantly work at to be more aware throughout your life.
Living with a learning disability as I do myself, can be challenging. Individuals struggling with learning disabilities can experience anger, frustration, shame, and low self-esteem. Speaking to a therapist about your feelings can be very helpful. A therapist can help individuals understand that although learning disabilities are lifelong and many methods of help including support are available.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by severe trauma. This trauma could have been anything from a car accident to experiencing combat. This trauma has rewired your brain to where you are always on the lookout for things to go wrong. Therapy can help the individual suffering from PTSD by helping them through some of their emotions and thoughts.
Anxiety is the normal healthy fear that we have about everyday things we find in life. Anxiety could also be that paralyzing persistent fear that cripples us and holds us back from achieving our life goals. Therapy helps the client work through some of their thoughts and will help a person be more aware of them self as well as how life affects them.
People who have struggled with learning differences (learning disabilities) may have been shamed, talked down to, and humiliated. When you were younger, you may have been told that you were lazy, and you may have even been made fun of by some of your friends or peers. These types of events in your life can cause you to have low self-esteem, low self-worth, and create other challenges that follow.
Depression can be so severe even getting out of bed may seem impossible. Depression can be caused by biological issues as well as many other issues including anxiety. Working with the therapist can help you take comfortable easy steps to combat your depression.
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