Licensed Professional Counselor
You have more strength and power than you know. I can help you find it.
827 NE Alberta Street
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2012
Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Hopeless? It can often feel impossible to conquer these challenges by yourself, and too scary to ask for help. You are not alone in this. Together, we can build a clear new path for moving forward and finding relief.
The relationship between a client and therapist can be an amazing place to experiment with new ways of being and feeling connected. Together, we can unpack challenges that have gotten in the way of finding safe, meaningful and rewarding connections in your life.
At the core of my approach is a belief that every person has an incredible natural pull toward healing, but society, family, trauma, and life experience can block that awareness. You deserve to have a safe space to show up completely authentically, with support for your genuine self and all your lived experience, exactly as you are, without any judgment at all.
The most powerful component of engaging in counseling is feeling that someone else is present, understanding and connecting with you about the difficulties you face. Often, anxiety stems from giant, human questions about meaning, isolation, love, death, and responsibility. By incorporating existential theory and practice into my work, we can tackle these universal human fears together.
Difficulty building and maintaining self-esteem is at the root of so many symptoms and diagnoses. Caring deeply about ourselves is not a skill that is valued in our culture. I focus on identifying and removing blockages to self-esteem, while providing the space, empathy, and empowerment that you might need to experiment with building self-compassion and understanding.
So much of our lived experience affects the way we can relate to each other, and how safe we feel being connected to others. If you are feeling lonely, disconnected, resentful, or frustrated in your interpersonal connections, this work can be an amazing space to uncover what you might need to feel safe and connected again.
Depression creates a sense of hopelessness and feelings that things might never change. It can take up all the space in the room. Creating a safe counseling relationship can be an incredibly effective way to explore how and why your system is so resistant to forward momentum, and to introduce a new sense of clarity, hope, and connection to self and others.
Anxiety is a chaotic and overwhelming experience of feeling lost and out of control. It is our body's way of letting us know that safety is nowhere to be found. By cultivating a safe and trusting client-therapist relationship, we can explore what your system might need to feel more settled, trusting, and connected to yourself.
Life can be overwhelming and scary, and there is so much pressure to 'get better' and 'move on.' I can work with you to notice how previous experiences might still be affecting you, ranging from noticing that your needs as a child went unmet in subtle, chronic ways, to processing acute fear from distinct events in your life.
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