Professional Counselor Associate
Supervisor: Matthew Lovell, MFT
Hello! If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or other painful patterns, let's meet and discover new paths forward.
1711 East Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2018
Are you hoping to understand painful patterns that have been plaguing you for years? My practice focuses on understanding the roadblocks that are in your way, making peace with these obstacles, and moving beyond them. Pre-teens and teens: I'm here for you, too! I love this age group and look forward to working with you.
I have taken an post-graduate course on ACT and am drawn to the gentle, compassionate nature of the approach. I think you'll find it to be transformative.
Because I am interested in self-harm, suicidal ideation, and anxiety as presented in pre-teens and teens, DBT is especially relevant for my practice. I have read various DBT manuals and have attended workshops at the Portland DBT institute.
While I am not certified as an IFS therapist, I have educated myself extensively on this transformative therapeutic approach.
Anxiety impacts so many of us. I'm endlessly curious about how this symptom manifests and why humans continue to be plagued by it. Through therapeutic interventions, we can make peace with anxiety and, in doing so, loosen its grip.
Self-harm was a common reason students came to see me in my work as a school counselor. I have researched this issue extensively and have advanced training from the Portland DBT institute.
This is a special interest of mine. My expertise in this area comes from endlessly researching this topic, being a parent myself, and working with parents in my practice.
Having worked with hundreds of middle and high school students, I have a strong sense of the prevalence of depression amongst young people. In my time as a school counselor, I've engaged students in therapeutic interventions to address their depressed states.
I co-facilitated a grief group for middle school students with a clinician from the Dougy Center. The group was specific to students who had lost an immediate family member. I've also done a lot of personal reading about grief and loss.
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