Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Working collaboratively to assist individuals and couples in identifying their strengths & finding solutions to live with more contentment.
503 953 4937
4900 SW Griffith Drive
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2000
There are times when life feels overwhelming and stressful . This can lead to increased relationship conflict, feelings of isolation and loneliness. The answers are often held within ourselves and with support and guidance we can overcome these feelings. I work collaboratively using approaches that give people the tools to use throughout their lives.
It is important for couple to have a place where they can identify patterns that may be disruptive to the relationship. A place where positive communication can strengthen positive communication and both parties can be heard.
Using an eclectic approach allows me to utilize aspects of other approaches or techniques that will better fit the needs of the individual or couple.
CBT focuses on awareness and reframing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It can help identify obstacles that prevent positive feelings about ourselves and those around us. Awareness is often the key to change. It is also a collaborative approach that give individual the power to create the change they seek.
Any form of abuse can have long-term implications on how individuals feel about themselves and those around leaving a feeling of isolation and depression. Sometimes all it takes is a safe place to begin to process and heal.
I have spent much of my career supporting women through many of life's challenges. Often times these challenges come in the form of abuse, trauma, divorce, grief and life transitions. This can interfere with how we perceive ourselves. It has been my experience that women often possess an inner strength that with help they can identify and grow.
It is important for couple to have a place where they can identify patterns that may be disruptive to the relationship. A place where positive both parties can be heard and communication can be strengthened.
Grief and loss does not look or feel the same for everyone who experiences it. And grief and loss can be associated with not only losing a loved one but also a relationships ending, difficult life transitions, loss of employment, and many other challenges life presents. With support in developing the tools necessary, individuals can better cope with loss and still lead happier lives.
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