Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Ditch blame and resentment...Connect, mend, and strengthen your relationship.
15110 Boones Ferry Rd
Lake Oswego, 97035
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2018
Have you and your partner been sweeping things under the rug? Or maybe you're having the same ol' dance to a different song. Increased stress, broken trust, and life transitions tend to shine a spotlight on the elements of our relationships we've hoped would go away. It can cause us to act in ways we never thought possible and be counterproductive to our desired intent for connection.
Much like the work I do with couple and marriage issues, I focus on the patterns of interactions that find families in explosive arguments and struggling to resolve conflict. By creating a safe space, families can learn to express uncomfortable feelings to increase their understanding of each other. I seek to provide communication tools that facilitate conflict resolution and reduce blame.
My work with clients involves incorporating biological, psychological, social, and spiritual components. I offer support by allowing for the expression of feelings and challenges in navigating chronic illness. In some cases, I collaborate with medical providers to improve communication and support client's sense of agency.
I work with couples and families who are living with a loved one who is diagnosed with a personality disorder. I address the feeling of 'walking on eggshells' typically described by loved ones. I also recognize the very real fear of rejection and heightened emotional sensitivity characteristic of BPD. Therapy includes elements of DBT, developing a wise mind approach, and effective communication tools.
I approach this work by identifying patterns of interaction couples find themselves stuck in. Work includes focusing on understanding the needs of the other and learning to appreciate differences. Work around infidelity consists of determining relationship commitment, examining the dynamics of the relationship before the affair, and rebuilding the trust of the hurt partner.
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