Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hi, I'm Simone and I'm here to be your sounding board, your encourager, and your collaborator as you take this incredible next step forward.
1111 E Burnside Street Suite 100
Portland, OR 97214
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2008
Trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, loneliness, oppression, or broken relationships are experiences that leave a lasting impact on how you think about yourself, other people, and your place in the world. These aren't events we can forget about or just simply move on from. They are events to understand, reconcile, and grow from. That process requires an intentional and thoughtful investment in yourself and the experience of therapy.
I have been trained in relational therapy and value the idea that satisfying relationships are essential for our emotional well-being. I take social factors of race, class, gender, and culture as well as the power dynamics that develop as a result of these factors, and examine how they have influenced your relationships and how our therapeutic relationship is a parallel process for growth.
I value the humanistic psychology approach because I believe it is essential to look at the individual as a whole and focus on self-efficacy and actualization. The problems people experience are a natural response to how difficult it is to live in our world and we can work together towards personal growth. Humanism encourages me to look for new ways to grow, connect, become healthier and happier.
Throughout my education and in follow-up trainings, the foundation of CBT has been an important part of how I approach specific strategies for changing and restructuring thought and behavioral patterns that contribute to distress and unhappiness. Together, we utilize this approach to evaluate the interconnected relationship of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to make positive changes.
I began my career working with adults dealing with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues and this experience showed me that our emotional health and well-being are complexly linked with abuse or dependence on alcohol, drugs, or behavioral compulsions like internet use, gambling, gaming, or sex. In overcoming addition, we work to understand where it came from and where you go next.
Over the past three years, I have been trained in and have worked with individuals who have or are experiencing interpersonal violence, coercive control, and emotional abuse by an intimate partner. I have worked with individuals at all stages in of the relationship, including living in or ending the relationship, and will meet you wherever you are at as you consider how to move forward.
I have been trained in trauma-informed care and in many ways of viewing trauma, including the neurobiology of trauma, relational and intergenerational impact of trauma, and of the mental health and behavioral struggles caused by traumatic experiences. I have worked with children and adults in multiple settings and have unique view on how trauma shapes our development at different stages of life.
Throughout my career, I have worked with people of all ages experiencing anxiety, typically stemming from abuse, trauma, and lack of meaning and social supports in life. I have been trained in working with people struggling with social isolation, intense worry and fears, generalized anxiety, and struggles of motivation and achievement using cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies.
For over 10 years, I have worked with people of all ages facing many issues on the continuum of depression and have been trained in solution focused, relational, and cognitive-behavioral styles of treatment. My approach to depression is to understand the biological, psychological, and social sources that have caused you to experience depression, then develop a holistic plan to address each source.
Depression, Personal Growth, Self-Esteem
Our clinic is providing in-person groups for middle schoolers and high schoolers this summer, between the dates of June 12th-August 18th, for a total of 10 sessions. Groups focus on teen mental health and the development of skills to manage emotions, build healthy coping skills, and strengthen friendships and relationships with family; we are also offering LGBTQ+ groups that focus on these topics, through the lens of an LGBTQ+ process. https://jorymhc.com/group-therapy
Group Meets: Wednesdays
Start Time: 6:00
Group Size: 8-10
Cost: $45 per session, accepting OHP
Session Length: 90Join The Group
Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem
6/22 - 8/17 Teen Girls Group is a peer-based process group that provides a supportive space to explore and learn in the context of positive peer relationships. Group members will participate in discussions and activities centered around building skills to understand and navigate strong emotions, process the challenges of friendships and social media, build positive body image, cope with academic pressures, and develop a strong sense of self. (Transfeminine and nonconforming individuals welcome.)
Group Meets: Wednesdays
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Group Size: 8
Session Length:Join The Group
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