Lolo Haha

Lolo Haha (he/him)

Somatic Practitioner

M.A., Dipl. PW

Somatic and social justice-oriented support for individuals and couples using Process Work, expressive arts, and nonviolent communication

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971-266-3916

827 NE Alberta Street

Portland, 97211

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $60-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2016

Languages: English

Faith: Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, Interfaith, Multifaith

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Background and Approach

I believe we all hold an inherent wisdom of the path we must take in this world, and my approach seeks to help individuals and couples deepen in relationship to their inner knowing which guides them to do what they do. My methods invite self-expression and self-discovery through body-based as well as talk methods. Where some moments look like regular talk therapy, others are focused on body-based and nonverbal exploration, and others might use role play to explore our different internal parts. Each session follows what is most alive in the moment for you and sees each place of focus as a microcosm of the whole. I am also deeply informed by a transformative justice orientation that sees our personal growth work as directly connected to our ability to show up for change work in the world, and this informs much of the work I do with my clients, especially around social identity whether from marginal or dominant cultural identities.

Social Justice Issues I Care About

As a straight white cisgendered man who has spent over a decade on a path of personal growth around these identities, I specialize in working with those coming from lived experience of privilege who see how their personal growth work is intimately tied to their ability to show up more fully as a change agent in the world. I also work with mindfulness- and creativity-oriented individuals and couples from marginalized identities to find inner and outer allies in their work of social and personal transformation. As an experienced non-monogamous practitioner, I also offer an expertise in working with polyamorous, nonmonogamous, and relationship anarchist individuals, couples, and polycules, and support those who are monogamous to better understand the unique qualities of this path as well.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Nonviolent Communication External link

    I use nonviolent communication (NVC) as a tool for helping those who are new to awareness-based communication methods, sharing their emotions and needs, or as a first step in beginning to build one's capacity for more authentic communication. I see NVC as a stepping stone for many looking to deepen their communication with partners, friends, and others.

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I am trained in Process Work, which uses somatic awareness practices to work with body symptoms, nighttime dreams, relational difficulties, vision for the world, and more. Through embodiment of that which attracts or disturbs us, we can often gain insights that can bring new ways of being and living our lives more fully. Embodiment can allow for a more rapid integration of these learnings.

  • Coaching External link

    Through my training at the Process Work Institute, I learned how to take realizations, new ways of seeing, and breakthroughs in therapeutic work in the direction of day-to-day integration. My practice uses integration of these in-session realizations as well as more traditional coaching in helping clients to consider their path forward in tangible ways and in ways that can help them to succeed.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    As an experienced non-monogamous practitioner, I work with polyamorous, non-monogamous, and relationship anarchist individuals, couples, and polycules to deepen their relational practices toward greater autonomy and deeper relatedness. I believe that it is important as someone from these identities to work with someone who has lived and understand these experiences, and can help with the different challenges along the way.

  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    I have engaged in social movement work of different types for most of the last decade, with a specific focus on transformative justice and how to heal in relationship. Coming from several privileged identities, I have done significant work to deeply transform how that training shows up and how to support others to build this awareness as well.

  • Racial Identity External link

    I specialize in working with white people who care deeply about racial justice work and wish to expand their awareness and personal journey on the path of racial justice. I use a mix of theatre, embodied exploration, and talk methods to deepen help racial justice-oriented white people move beyond frozenness, defensiveness, and fragility toward greater resilience on their racial justice journey.

  • Men's Issues External link

    I entered psychology through men's work where I learned to work with men who are working on their identity, deeper relationship with their emotions, and more right relationship with others in their lives. As someone socialized as male and with a radical feminist perspective, I would be a good fit for men looking to grow in this direction.

  • Family Conflict External link

    I've worked with couples and families where conflict seems to be tearing the relationship/family apart. I support couples and families to build resilience in the face of these conflicts and use the conflict as an opportunity to grow into themselves more fully. I also come with an unbiased view, appreciating that some conflicts mean an end while others can be an opportunity for transformation.

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