Lolo Halman

Lolo Halman (he/him)

Somatic Practitioner

M.A., Diploma of Process Work

Relationship and individual counseling, with a specialty in alternative relationships and Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971-266-3916

827 NE Alberta Street

Portland, OR 97211

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $80-$320

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2016

Languages: English, Español, Français

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

Clients I work with appreciate my balance of compassionate and loving presence with the capacity to firmly interrupt unhelpful patterns and help new ones fall into place.

My Approach to Helping

I offer individual and relationship counseling for clients seeking deep change facilitation. While my specialty is providing non-monogamy coaching/counseling and social justice-focused activism/identity exploration, I find my work can serve those looking to grow their awareness and capacity, both individually and in relationships. As a somatically-oriented practitioner, our time together can look different than traditional talk therapy. Sessions may invite expressive, body-based processes combined with narrative and parts work, or invite more playful exploration. Each session follows what is most alive in the moment for you and sees each place of focus as a microcosm of the whole.

Social Justice Issues I Care About

As a white cisgender man who has spent over a decade on a path of personal growth around these identities, I have deeply learned how one's personal growth work is intimately tied to their ability to show up more fully as a change agent in the world. I am deeply informed by this transformative justice orientation, where our personal growth work is directly connected to our ability to show up for change work in the world. This informs much of the work I do with my clients, especially around social identity whether from marginal or dominant cultural identities.

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

    I work with polyamorous, non-monogamous, and relationship anarchist individuals, couples, and polycules to deepen their awareness and communication strategies toward greater autonomy, deeper relatedness, and more intentional decision-making in relationship. I believe that it is important as someone from these identities to work with someone who has lived and understands 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 socialized 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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