Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Supervisor: Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, PhD, LPC, LMFT and Alana Ogilvie, LMFT, CST
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1110 SE Alder St Ste 301
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2020
I provide services to folks who are looking to heal trauma, address symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve their self-esteem, and deepen their relationship to self and others. Accessibility is important to me; sliding scale fees are available based on client need - let's talk about how we can make therapy affordable and accessible for you.
When we have a sense of security and belonging, we feel much more confident to explore the world. We can explore your attachment style, how it impacts how you relate to the world, and tap into your ability to change it and find a sense of security in your life and relationships.
Our experiences make up who we are. As an experiential therapist, I will invite you to explore how you are experiencing the content of your life within the 'here and now'. I do so by engaging my clients with mindfulness exercises that explore their present emotional responses to the content they bring to therapy.
So, you live in a body on a rock rotating around a big ball of gas in a limitless universe...yikes...now what? Well, whatever you want I suppose. I will compassionately support you through crises of isolation/belonging, death/life, freedom/responsibility, and the general run-of-the-mill sense of meaninglessness. I will invite you to create meaning for your experiences and touch base with how you experience them in the present moment.
This model invites us to let go of our judgments and commit to living the life we want to live
As natural storytellers, how we write, review, and edit the story of our lives matters. The stories we hold influence our perceptions, sense of self, feelings and actions. In my work as an integrative therapist, I allow the client's emotional process in session give life and imagery to the stories they hold. Therapy sessions give us the opportunity to rewrite the portions of our story that have been lost or skewed by the trauma or developmental stage they were formed within.
In a society that profits off of our insecurities, it's no wonder so many of us have a hard time loving and accepting ourselves. In addition to cultural influence, our experiences of relational harm and traumas can breed shame and isolation. I believe you are valuable and deserving of care, even if you can't accept that right now. I will hold compassion for you while challenging you to engage in self-acceptance and compassion. It's so hard to hate ourselves into someone that we love.
You are more than your trauma. In working with me, you will never be expected to disclose the fine details of your greatest hurts. Instead, we will gently cradle the emotional residue of those experiences, hold curiosity for those hurts as well as compassion for the ways that you continue to survive. That compassion will pave a path toward letting go of the survival strategies that are no longer serving you. We will slowly reintroduce you to your feeling body and invite you back into your life.
As someone who identifies as neurodivergent, I have big empathy for the magic and challenges that come from our unique experiences in this world. I warmly welcome allistic, autistic, ADHD, and AuAdhd clients alike. My approach to the neurodiverse client is one that encourages self-compassion, reframing mindfulness toward accessibility, and overall creating a space where you can be you. Where you can take the mask off and be fully yourself, even if you aren't entirely sure what that means.
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