Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Compassionate Therapy for Deeper Wellbeing
206 671 2525
Portland , 97214
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2019
As we navigate the challenges of life, sometimes we get a little stuck. You may be dealing with a major life transition or feeling overwhelmed with life challenges. Maybe there is pain from the past or worries of the future holding you back from living a balanced and fulfilling life. Seeking support is courageous. If you find yourself here, the healing journey has already begun. My goal is to assist you in uncovering your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating.
When an overwhelming life event occurs, your brain can freeze in response. Rather than process and store the event in your long-term memory, the brain may leave the episode in its emotional region. This unprocessed, static memory can linger, triggering patterns of negative beliefs, feelings, and physical symptoms. EMDR is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that heals past wounds so you can be fully present in the life you want.
I blend elements from a variety of approaches involving the mind, body and spirit in order to deeply integrate the healing and change you desire. A holistic framework will help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself on all these levels, and create increased awareness and acceptance of your whole self, promoting balance and well-being
I integrate body-based processes and techniques to help you release nervous system stress, blocked emotions and stored traumas in your body.
I utilize a cognitive behavioral framework to help you identify and challenge cognitive distortions and barriers getting in the way of reaching your goals.
Juggling a family, career, relationships, and societal expectations as a woman can be challenging. I help women who are looking to change the course of their relationships by breaking unhealthy patterns, setting boundaries, overcoming people pleasing and perfectionism, building self esteem, and embody the full version of themselves.
I use a trauma-informed, integrative approach to treating behavioral, physiological and emotional disturbances, including PTSD, flashbacks, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and dissociation. Some of the sources I draw from in my practice include: EMDR, Parts Work, Psycho-education and Attachment Repair.
My work with clients involve exploring the underlying thoughts, feelings, and related experiences associated with anxiety as well as the body’s response to stress. I use evidence-based techniques to build skills and awareness around triggers and symptoms. We will work together to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to sooth yourself, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better ways to cope and problem-solve.
Nothing in life compares to the pain of loosing someone (or something) that was dear to your heart. These significant losses are never simple, nor singular, rather they involve a myriad of complex emotions that can feel consuming at times. I work with individuals at any point of their grief journey. Together, we will make space for your loss and put together a toolbox of techniques and skills to help you navigate these challenging times.
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