Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Through self-compassion and empathy, all things are possible.
2705 E Burnside St.
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2009
Are you healing from an abusive relationship or other systems of control? Do you find yourself googling "narcissistic abuse" "coercive control?" or "high-control groups"? Are you struggling with a narcissistic parent, partner, boss, or exploitative spiritual group? Have you felt powerless, unable to move forward? If you're trying to create wellness and balance, we can work together to help you create safe boundaries and move into healthier relationships...first with yourself.
I practice third-wave CBT, which is a more modern, mindfulness-based form of CBT. In CBT we address long-standing automatic negative thoughts that stem from core beliefs we may need to re-tool. It is based on the theory that changing your thinking changes your feelings, which in turn adjusts behavior. It involves task and homework and is an excellent tool for reducing anxiety and depression.
Also known as solution-focused, coaching is a more directive approach that helps to achieve specific, measurable goals that are defined by the client. We work on identifying goals aligned with your values, resources available, barriers to past achievement of goals, "chunking" tasks, creating timelines and accountability. Some common problems that benefit from coaching are career and education goals, wellness, leaving difficult relationships, and cultivating healthy relationships and behaviors.
Therapy can do more than identify dysfunction--it should help clients recognize and cultivate healthy relationship behaviors. I draw from Marshall Rosenberg's work, Nonviolent Communication (NVC). It's my belief that nonviolent relationships devoid of emotional abuse or aggression begin with language and nonverbal communication. I work with my clients on their approach to communication and often coach the on phrasing that utilizes NVC as a base.
Theoretically I favor an object relations approach as popularized by psychotherapists Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Donald Winicott, and Heinz Kohut. I've also been highly influenced by existentialist psychiatrists Irvin Yalom and Viktor Frankl.
Trained by Francine Shapiro (EMDR founder)'s organization EMDRIA in Levels I and II EMDR, I utilize this method with my clients who are addressing specific traumatic memories that continue to trouble them. EMDR is best utilized when clients have some relative stability and are not undergoing a current depressive episode or active substance abuse. It is a helpful tool in moving traumatic events to the background as a "footnote" in one's story and not the foreground of your life.
If you have noticed a pattern of codependency in your relationships (family, work, intimate partners) and/or have experienced harm from relationships with people who suffer from addictions or personality disorders, I can help you empower yourself to make more self-caring choices.
I offer safety and empowerment counseling to survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), interfamilial abuse, psychological, spiritual (high-control groups) and narcissistic abuse. Please note that I do not treat offenders.
Whether you suffer from major depression or trauma-driven depression, you need a plan, support, and education to help get through depression episodes successfully. I also offer CBT for thought re-framing related to depression recovery.
Issues pertaining specifically to women and femme persons including codependency, abuse, systemic oppression, and empowerment.
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