Licensed Professional Counselor
LMHC, LPC, SUDP
I'm dual-licensed in Washington and Oregon and work with adults and teens. It would be a privilege to hear your story.
752 Officers Row
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2015
You are doing the best you can with the cards you were dealt. If you have made it this far in the search, you have mustered up tremendous courage to improve your circumstances and I would be honored to work alongside you as you take this journey. My goal is to create a space where you can show up unapologetically - all raw emotions welcomed. I work primarily with people who identify as sensitive and are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and/or low self-esteem.
I have formal ACT training. I utilize this modality in order to help clients identify their values and help them better align their actions with these values.
I have worked with clients who are mandated to treatment and those who find it difficult to make lasting changes. I find that this approach is most helpful in meeting people where they're at in their journey.
I have received formal DBT training and supplement my humanistic/relational approach with DBT concepts and interventions.
For the last 7 years, I have been working with adolescents and adults helping them identify and manage triggers.
The first few weeks of sobriety can feel hopeless and overwhelming; this is a time when the intense emotions you previously numbed with substances flood in. Be kind to yourself and know that what you are feeling is normal. For the last several years, I have had success in helping clients slow down and hone self-regulation skills to avoid relapse.
Being wrapped up in addiction can feel incredibly discouraging at times. However, there tools you can use and lifestyle changes you can make to alleviate cravings and manage triggers. I am dual-credentialed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Substance Use Professional and have worked with clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns helping them obtain sobriety.
Research shows that our brains are not fully developed until age 25. This presents adolescents with challenges that many adults have trouble relating to and understanding. I have experience educating youth and families on the developing brain and working collaboratively with adolescents to help them make choices that will promote healthy brain development.
Panic is extremely distressing. At times, it may feel like you can't possibly survive in your own skin. Although it may feel hopeless, you can learn skills to alleviate symptoms in the moment when panic is surfacing. I have experience educating clients on the brain activity involved with panic and teaching concrete self-regulation skills to manage acute stress symptoms.
I approach codependency concerns by focusing on identifying unhealthy relationship patterns and helping set appropriate boundaries.
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