Licensed Professional Counselor
Oregon LPC, Washington LMHC
The foundation of my practice is a deep respect for your healing capacity and the ability to teach you how to access it experientially.
15100 Boones Ferry Rd.
Lake Oswego, 97035
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2001
If you are tired of saying "I know it, but I don't feel it", you may be looking for experiential therapy. Many methods of counseling work issues from the "top-down" (i.e. moving from our thinking experience "down" to our feelings). When that method hasn't entirely worked for you, you may benefit from a "bottom-up" approach, where we re-organize our feeling experience and then focus on our thinking, rather than focusing on thinking first. In trauma work, the felt experience guides healing.
I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 training and am in consultation towards certification.
My IFS-based training is through Trauma-Informed Stabilization Therapy, designed by Janina Fisher, PhD, who says: “TIST...was developed to provide a trauma-informed approach to the challenges of treating self-destructive behavior. Based on theoretical principles drawn from the neuroscience research on trauma and structural dissociation theory, TIST offers a treatment approach that integrates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I an certified in TIST.
I have numerous trainings in mindfulness based modalities including DBT, MBSR, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Additionally, have practiced meditation for over 30 years.
I have completed certificates for Levels 1 (trauma & emotional regulation) & 2 (relationship and attachment issues). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (originated by Pat Ogden), has its roots in Hakomi and incorporates neuroscience.
I have advanced training from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and some affiliates in acute pain, surgery preparation and supporting medical recoveries. Most services will require a consultation with your medical provider.
I have training in Trauma-Informed Stabilization Therapy (TIST), hypnotherapy and Sensorimotor psychotherapy for addressing pain management issues.
I specialize in trauma-informed services and have studied and implemented these practices even before completing graduate school. EMDR, TIST, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (somatic mindfulness) were designed for this purpose and work well for the mental and physical release of trauma in a gentle, effective manner.
I have extensive training in codependency and have facilitated family groups for people with family members in recovery as well as provided services to individuals on this topic.
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