Licensed Professional Counselor
I represent a team that supports long term recovery support for every member, role, and relationship in the family unit.
501 NE Hood Avenue
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2012
New Pattern Counseling is an inter-disciplinary team supporting long term sobriety and trauma healing for individuals, couples, youth, and families. We specialize in the intersection between substance use, sex addiction, betrayal trauma, other trauma, and attachment distress. We promote healing and recovery through daily practices that transform a person's relationships to their body, to primary partners, children, peers, community, and seeks resilience through meaningful spirituality.
Through curiosity, compassion, and a gentle courage, we can look inward and cultivate a network of healing relationships within our very own system.
My addiction therapy is a combination of Internal Family Systems, Somatic, Narrative, ACT, and mindfulness approaches that emphasize daily practices to sustain the sober way of life. The goal of addictions therapy is for a person's whole life to be transformed, and all their relationships to be healed. This takes time, diligence, and community.
Sometimes life presents us with problems that have no easy solution, impossible scenarios, profoundly disturbing questions, and unresolvable tensions. The problems seem to be endless and there is no escape in sight. In situations like these, sometimes the key to making it through is knowing we're not alone. I have hope that healing and abundant life can still be found on a difficult journey.
My faith tradition of origin is Christianity. My spiritual formation has been highly influenced by eastern philosophies, postmodern thought and Orthodox Christianity. I will never preach, or pressure you to change, nor will I ever judge. However I believe that discussing spiritual, or ultimate things, is sometimes crucial to finding purpose and meaning in a chaotic world.
Addiction to sex and pornography is a controversial issue, but one that I believe is very real, and one that is potentially highly destructive. Addressing a sexual addiction involves the most holistic counseling approach I have seen, as a sexual addiction is often related to other addictions, trauma, other mental health and relational challenges. I am committed to your holistic health.
As a member of the community, I am committed to providing competent and culturally sensitive services to a frequently marginalized and underserved population. My approach is person-centered; I work to learn from you what you most need, then walk beside you as you grow into your ideal self.
My training was in both alcohol and drug addiction. I've provided addictions counseling individually and in group settings in outpatient and inpatient facilities. I believe a dual-diagnosis approach is the most effective, because I recognize that most addicted people also have mental health challenges, and many many people with mental health challenges also use some chemical or behavior to cope.
Trauma happens for many reasons and takes many forms. Whether or not you meet clinical criteria for PTSD, you likely have something painful in your story that can have unpredictable and distressing impact on your life in some way. This is especially true if you have addiction challenges. In order to provide holistic services, I believe a trauma informed and trauma focused approach is essential.
Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction, LGBTQ Issues
Men Together(MT) is an integrated process group for male-identified individuals from 18-50 to address issues related to addictions, relationships, spirituality, identity questions, major life stressors and transitions. Major focuses of the group include learning and implementing healthy paradigms of masculinity, increasing emotional intelligence, improving relationship skills, and recovery work.
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Group Size: 6-8
Session Length: 2 hours
Address: 123 E Powell Blvd #110, Portland, 97030Join The Group
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