Professional Counselor Associate
LPC Associate, PhD, R-DMT
Supervisor: Beth Lucchi, LCSW
Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dance Movement Therapist
14511 Westlake, Suite 121
Lake Oswego, 97035
Burnside Trolley Building
2705 E. Burnside, suite 206
Portland, Oregon 97212
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2012
I work primarily with adults and, couples, and professionals in managing a wide range of mental health issues and challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, Intimacy, Communication problems, Learning differences, Self-Esteem, Health issues, Life Transitions, Grief & loss, Professional/Work issues, Family and Relationship matters. We work together to discover and learn new ways of managing stress, anxiety, and depression, limiting connections and options to move forward, heal, grow and find meaning.
My approach is eclectic, which is to say that I borrow from various treatment traditions and philosophies when counseling clients while using good, reliable research on the efficaciousness of different treatment approaches in supporting my client's goals toward wellness and health.
Cognitive-behavioral approaches focus on working with clients to understand in detail their thought patterns, the core beliefs that underlie those thought patterns, and the behaviors which result from these patterns and beliefs.
Depth psychotherapy approaches focus on helping the client access and better understand thoughts, feelings, and images that are not fully conscious. Depth psychology integrates internal and external experiences so one can move without fear toward finding purpose and meaning in life. The client is invited to be curious about these experiences, thoughts, feelings, actions, and dreams in a respectful, welcoming, and safe environment.
As a couple's therapist, we work together to better your relationship, find solutions to specific problems, reduce feelings of distress, cultivate ways to connect within yourself, and enhance communication skills. We will practice ways to increase kindness toward yourself and each other so you both can experience peace and adventure.
I have experience in symptom reduction approaches that focus on clearly identifying the symptoms that the client wishes to shift and reduce and creating an individualized approach to depression. I use Cognitive Behavior Therapies and a collaborative approach to meet clients where they are at while working toward increasing coping skills and functioning.
I use cognitive-behavioral approaches focusing on understanding thought patterns and the core beliefs that can underlie distressing behaviors and anxiety. The client learns to tolerate feelings of fear and anxiety without moving into old triggered responses of avoidance, withdrawal, and self-medication and builds the capacity to handle uncertainty.
The client is invited to openly and honestly share the situation(s), which may cause a negative self-view. I also use cognitive-behavioral approaches focusing on understanding thought patterns and the core beliefs that can underlie the negative self-perception. I also use depth psychotherapy approaches that focus on helping the client access feelings and images that are not fully conscious as a way to improve self-acceptance and esteem and replace their negative view of self.
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