Licensed Professional Counselor
LPC Associate, LMHCA, CYT
Supervisor: Valerie Correa, PhD
Hello! I'm Becca. I am a queer Jewish human (she/her). I am originally from California, but I call Portland my home!
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2017
Do you ever feel like it's never enough? You strive for perfection, and you can never meet your impossible standards you set for yourself? You are your biggest critic? I know the feeling! Having control over our lives feels safe and predictable. Getting out of our comfort zones, letting go, and feeling like you are enough is hard. I believe we can do hard things despite our anxiety and our need for control. You may be getting control through disordered eating or trying to get rid of anxiety.
I am a trauma informed certified yoga teacher and therapist (500 hours). Yoga is a great addition to talk therapy. The body holds emotions and trauma that sometimes our brains haven't even processed or consciously aware of. Working with the body can calm the nervous system and teach us about safety, boundaries, and connection.
I use ERP to treat anxiety disorders and OCD. We take the time to expose yourself to the anxiety without engaging in safety behaviors and/or compulsions. Through exposure we are training the brain to face fears despite anxiety being present, and when we prevent compulsions we train the brain that the feared stimulus isn't worth the extra time and energy. Let's be brave together.
I have training in Radically Open DBT (this wasn't an option on this site to choose from). It is the friend of DBT that works on over-contol temperaments such as diagnoses of depression, anorexia nervosa, OCPD, anxiety, autism, and perfectionism. RO-DBT teaches us social skills, and skills around being be more cognitively flexible. Add some self-compassion and mindfulness in there and we can be okay with making mistakes!
I have a certificate in treatment of eating disorders from Lewis and Clark. I am accepting new clients with disordered eating, maintaining recovery, body image, athletes, and ex athletes, and those who want to learn more about body positivity and HAES.
I use CBT (Exposure Therapy), ACT, and RO-DBT to treat general anxiety, performance anxiety, perfectionism, over-control, anxiety, OCD, and social anxiety. Yoga therapy can also be utilized.
Body Image Issues
Prompts using colors, pencils, pens, paints (medium of your choosing) to explore themes around body acceptance, along with journaling prompts for deeper reflection. Materials not included. We will meet virtually for 5 weeks starting September. Please email me at Becca@rosehipwellnespdx.com to RSVP.
Group Meets: Tuesdays
Start Time: 4:00pm
Session Length: 60Join The Group
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