Licensed Professional Counselor
When trauma creates unhelpful patterns and makes life decisions for us, it's time to seek help.
1940 NE Broadway
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2019
I am passionate about assisting those in helping professions, such as social services providers, healthcare professionals, social workers, educators, and, YES, therapists! Helpers are particularly susceptible to “burnout,” the effect of witnessing the trauma their clients and students are going through, while having only a limited scope of influence to affect the situation. I specialize in trauma, women's issues, life transitions, and anxiety. LGBTQ+ and poly-friendly.
I am trained in the Hakomi Method, a form of somatic experiential therapy, and am supervised by Katrina Gould LCSW who has been practicing Hakomi in the Portland area for decades.
I use many somatic methods in my practice in order to assist with the integration of the mind-body experience.
I am training under Terry Real to provide Relational Life Therapy to couples.
I have worked in case management for many years and am passionate about assisting those in helping professions, such as case managers, outreach workers, home visitors, and educators. Burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma come with the territory.
I have lived experience of open relationships and the structure of poly and swinger community. To avoid ethical conflicts and dual relationships, I have not been active in the Portland open relationships community in several years.
I work through an intersectional feminist lens and understand that women face unique barriers in pursuit of social and political equality: sexism, gender-based violence, body shame and appearance pressure, economic injustice, power imbalance in relationships, and reproductive health.
I am aware that gender and sexuality work on a spectrum and that we are all on our own personal journey towards what works for each of us. I work to be an ally to all genders and sexual expressions: lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and the asexuality spectrum.
Anxiety is a reaction to unresolved trauma, and it is our body and mind's way of trying to keep us safe. Somatic therapy helps uproot the traumas held in our bodies and thoughts and reduces the grip of anxiety on our behaviors and decisions.
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