Licensed Professional Counselor
I help clients to develop curiosity and compassion about their inner lives and desires, guiding them towards healing, pleasure, and joy.
1135 SE Salmon, Suite 213
Portland, OR 97214
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2005
Body-Centered Psychotherapy addresses the experience of the whole person, investigating the body and mind as a unified system. Thoughts, emotions, sensations, movements, impulses, and beliefs can be symptoms of suffering or solutions to it. Bringing awareness to all areas of your experience can help you lead a fuller, more integrated life.
In Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, we work to understand your internal world. We investigate the multilayered experiences that shape your way of taking in and making sense of the world, mapping the personal landscape through which you experience your life.
Psychic suffering usually comes from people's discomfort with themselves -- their thoughts, moods, sensations, feelings, impulses, and actions. In Mindfulness-based therapy we create an environment which encourages curiosity and compassion, teaching you to observe and welcome what you are experiencing so you can develop presence and perspective rather than judging yourself or seeking escape.
Women experience psychological and sexual consequences from living in a male dominated society. I am passionate about working with women on the specific challenges we face in our society each day. In addition, I specialize in working with women during life transitions including pregnancy, motherhood, perimenopause, and menopause.
Sexuality is a core component of our experience in the world. Finding a clinician who is capable of speaking comfortably and non judgmentally about sexuality can be difficult. I practice holistic, embodied sex therapy with a wide array of clients seeking assistance with sexual function, relationship, intimacy, and identity.
I work with clients who struggle with both peer and romantic relationships. Increasing awareness of one's own wants, needs, emotions, and sexual desires builds the foundation for clear communication with others, creating the opportunity for more satisfying, supportive relationships. I work with couples to improve their mutual understanding, clear road blocks, and increase satisfaction.
I work with adults living with the long term effects of traumatic abuse and neglect such as chronic anxiety, hypervigilance, difficulty with trust, and impulsivity. I specialize in clients who grew up in environments unable to meet their emotional and relational needs, such as Adult Children of Alcoholics and Adult Children of people with personality disorders and other severe mental illnesses.
Anxiety becomes problematic when chronic repetitive thoughts, a sense of dread, or physical symptoms of nervousness get in the way of experiencing your life as it unfolds. We can work together to help you recognize anxiety when it gets activated inside you, manage the symptoms to limit distress, and decode the the information anxiety provides about your emotional and psychological life.
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