Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I enjoy empowering and supporting individuals on their path of personal growth, healing, life challenges and transitions, & wholeness.
1235 SE Division St. #202B
Portland, Oregon 97202
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2004
My clients are individual adults who are willing and interested in making lasting positive change in their lives. I am licensed in both Oregon L5164 and Washington State LW61109761.
EMDR Therapy stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Level 1 and 2 trained with over 10 years experience. I very much enjoy this approach and use it often with clients in my practice.
I use Focusing and somatic based techniques to help individuals experience, except and heal emotions in the body. I also use mindfulness as a way become more centered and present, reducing anxiety and learning ways to get unhooked from unhelpful thoughts. I also offer ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) skills for managing and unhelpful intrusive thoughts, learning to identify, be with and move through challenging. emotions, and shift in the direction of self identified values.
I come from a humsnistic and person centered perspective. Celebrating each persons capacity to heal and I honor each person with unconditional positive regard. Non-pathologizing feminist Multi-cultural, social justice approach.
I have many years of experience effectively helping those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress and complex trauma. I use a variety of aproaches including mindfulness, EMDR Therapy, art, and somatic approaches.
Using mindfulness , acceptance and commitment therapy, EMDR to treat anxiety
I use expressive arts, mindfulness, person centered therapy, EMDR, and talk therapy to reduce symptoms of depression.
I've worked for many years with the LGBTQ+ population. I provide a safe, open and affirming environment for those who are coming to therapy because of stressors or challenges me related to gender or sexual identity, or who are working to understand their identity. I also provide a safe place for those who identify as LGBTQ+ or other identities who want to focus on other areas, but want be assured they have a safe place to be themselves and feel understood.
I have worked directly with sexual able/assault survivors of all genders for many years including over 4 years as a therapist at a Rape Recovery Center. I work with adults who are survivors of any kind of sexual and physical abuse trauma from ongoing childhood abuse to single incident rape or other sexual violence.
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