Licensed Professional Counselor
I specialize in deepening insight into the self, your relationships, healing from trauma, and effectively managing emotions and stress
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2010
Are you curious about how you came to think, feel, and act the way that you do? Do you struggle with having compassion for, or loving, yourself? Do you ever wonder why you just can't seem to relax, or trust yourself or others, the way others can? Do you often feel as though you are not enough, that you are unloveable, unworthy, shameful, or bad deep down? These are some of the questions that I can help you answer and some of the things we can change, should you want to.
Attachment and schema driven therapy were cornerstones of my graduate education program. I believe that the attachment, or lack there of, to our primary caregivers plays an integral part in shaping who we are and how confident and capable we feel. I have many years of experience working with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, which I see as a disorder rooted in attachment trauma.
I am fully trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is an effective approach for shifting core negative beliefs about self and freeing you from negative impact of past trauma. You can find me listed as an EMDR therapist at www.EMDRIA.org.
I have been learning , teaching, and applying DBT strategies for over a decade. DBT is particularly effective in treating personality disorders, addiction, self-harm, and mood dysregulation.
I am fully trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is an effective approach for shifting core negative beliefs about self and freeing you from negative effects of past trauma, including abuse and neglect. I also use IFS, an approach aimed at healing wounded parts of self, that get in the way of self-compassion, and easing rigidity of protective, yet self-defeating, defensive mechanisms.
I am fully trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is an effective approach for shifting core negative beliefs about self and freeing you from negative effects of past trauma, whether it be single incident or complex PTSD. It is particularly effective at softening strong uncomfortable emotional reactions tied to memories of past events. My primary therapy focus the past 5 years has been trauma/PTSD.
My experience using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) has made me skilled at the application of Mindfulness, Distraction, and Mood Regulation strategies to manage anxious ruminations, dissociation, concentration struggles, and ineffective or self-harming behaviors you may be engaging in to cope with fear or overwhelm.
Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship / Marriage Issues
A support, psychoeducation, and process group for getting through life in the pandemic and understanding how it is affecting you. Learn and practice coping strategies. Gain insight into yourself. Learn how viewing the pandemic as a trauma can help you. 8 group sessions over 4 months. Meeting every other Friday 11am-12:30
Group Meets: Fridays
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Group Size: 6
Session Length: 90
Address: virtual, OregonJoin The Group
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