Licensed Professional Counselor
I help people overcome life challenges using embodiment, mindfulness, and spiritual integration— especially trans and non-binary folks.
4531 SE Belmont Street
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2015
Languages: English, Français
Are you looking for therapy that can support you in the uniqueness of who you are? We all have rough times sometimes, and this world is complicated! I'd be happy to help you integrate all the dimensions of your being in a personalized process that suits you.
I use Hakomi to help my clients access the wisdom of the body in the present moment, and to overcome their obstacles in a nonviolent way that respects the organicity of who they are. I have interned at the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic and began training in Hakomi in 2010.
For clients who have spiritual interests, practices, or experiences, I integrate spirituality and transpersonal phenomena into therapy. My graduate training has included experiential and didactic coursework on transpersonal psychology and integrative approaches to healing, and I have benefited from my own lived experience as well. This orientation helps me provide support with psychedelic integration, working with extraordinary experiences, and understanding psychotic episodes.
I use mindfulness to help clients extend curiosity, openness, acceptance, and love towards their experience. I hold a Master's degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy, which integrates mindfulness, counseling, and Buddhist psychology. I am also a Naropa University certified mindfulness instructor. I am interested in embodied, full-person approaches to mindfulness— not the spiritually bypassing type. ;)
The therapeutic relationship is an opportunity to re-explore relational dynamics in a new, experimental content. My training and background include attachment-based, interpersonal, and experiential approaches to using the therapeutic encounter to give clients new options for how they show up in relationships and with themselves.
I draw from DBT to support clients in developing themselves as full human beings, drawing on the power of core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. I trained in DBT therapy and co-facilitated a DBT class during my Master's internship, and I routinely use DBT with individual clients to supplement our work if they find that approach helpful.
As humans, we have the potential for healing and growth throughout the lifespan. I'd like to help you reach your full potential, and integrate all the parts of who you are.
Have you had spiritual experiences, yet you struggle to integrate them? Do you want to integrate spirituality into your therapy? I can help! My master's degree integrates psychotherapy, mindfulness practice, and Buddhist psychology, and my Ph.D. coursework integrates world wisdom traditions and transpersonal psychology. I think there's room for all kinds of experiences in our human journey.
Are you queer, or in the LGBTQIA2S+ community umbrella? Me too! I practice affirmative therapy with queer folks, and I have worked with all sorts of clients, including lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, trans*, queer, poly, kinky, and intersex folks. I love working with my community. I'm also a founding member of the Oregon Association of LGBT Issues in Counseling.
Do you need a letter, or support on your gender journey? You've come to the right place. I identify as nonbinary/genderqueer, so I understand the complexities of gender and transition. I've completed professional training in gender-affirmative care and I have experience working with trans women, trans men, and nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, and other gender non-conforming folks.
Do you struggle with mood swings? Have you experienced a manic episode? I believe that people can recover from bipolar disorder, and recovery can mean a lot of different things. My Ph.D. topic is how people recover from bipolar disorder using mindfulness and Buddhist frameworks. Based on that, I'm developing a new treatment approach to help people recover.
Gender Identity, LGBTQ Issues
This group for non-binary, genderqueer, and other gender non-conforming folks provides a supportive, safer community context for belonging and feeling understood. We understand your struggle with the gender-binarizing world! This group for adults 18+ is professionally facilitated by nonbinary/genderqueer counselors. Advance registration required. Please get in touch to learn more!
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