Licensed Professional Counselor
Establishing a sense of wholeness and direction in our lives is often revealed once obstacles are known and cleared This process of self discovery is far more potent and transformational when working with a therapist who can help navigate these unfamiliar places.
610 SW Alder Street
Portland, OR 97205
5305 SE Pine Stree
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2013
Depth Therapy is the theoretical framework of my graduate program, therefore, I feel knowledgeable and skilled in this area. My training included ways to integrate the unconscious material in our psyche, which is intrinsic to personal healing.
Mindfulness-based psychotherapy is a process that engages the powerful and transformational tool of being aware of the present moment. It allows us to see clearly what is happening in our mind and heart, offering the opportunity for greater choice and the ability to create positive change. As the breath regulates the nervous system, attention toward stillness creates space for deep healing.
Personal growth often requires an exploration of our value system and step by step planning. A meaningful life can begin at any time and a simple willingness is all that is really needed to get started. We can work on your vision and what is necessary to create a life with intention and purpose.
A hollow emptiness often characterizes the inner world of grief. This direct experience of mourning is the balancing act of a lifetime. My approach to understanding grief is to turn toward this empty space and to seek meaning within the loss. While this is a profound undertaking, it can often be the challenge that serves our greater purpose.
Anxiety often results from feeling overwhelmed and unprepared. While some anxiety is our bodys natural way of warning us of a possible threat, it can often feel like our lives are spinning out of control. Through mindfulness practices and centering techniques, we can begin to feel more empowered and less controlled by our emotional responses.
Feelings of depression are often taboo in our culture yet are often a natural result to loss and change. I believe there is wisdom beneath the dark times and holding ourselves with compassion serves to bring forth a deeper truth that can be transforming. Seeking to understand and allow the meaning of suffering to unfold takes courage and my personal experience of grief may act as a guide.
Laura Marie Separa MA LPC MFT has not posted any group sessions.
Laura Marie Separa MA LPC MFT has not published any articles.