Licensed Professional Counselor
I'm Suzanne. I am an awakener of emotional spirit, a cheerleader through difficulty, and a nurturer of the broken-heart and soul.
9725 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Ste. 210A
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2007
Is anxiety responsible for hardship in your life? Maybe your a parent and have a hard time trusting your judgment. Maybe you are a teen worried about academics, friends, or doing a good job. Maybe you struggle with body image and engage in unhealthy behaviors. Maybe you worry about safety because you don't fit into the majority culture. Maybe life just changed up big time for you and you don't know what to do after this life transition. If any of these are you, I will be a great fit for you!
Motivation is always changing in that some days we might feel very motivated to change and others we feel little motivation. Through use of motivational interviewing, I am able to work with you where you are at and help you find what it is that motivates you to want to make change in your life.
I use experiential techniques to help clients access parts of their sub-conscious mind. Examples may include art therapy techniques, role-playing, writing, and play therapy. Through experience, insight is often increased, and as self-awareness grows so can self-esteem, self-confidence and motivation.
Thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are all inter-connected. In making alterations to your perspective, you will also be able to change how you feel and change habitual behavior. Through identification of core beliefs, challenging thinking errors, and use of chain analysis, I help clients make changes in their life.
I work with people who are seeking to understand more about how racial identity is impacting their life. Cultural identification is an important part of how we see and move through the world, so whether we are of the most privileged race (white) or a marginalized group (a person of color), doing work on racial identity can be an important piece of healing.
I have been working with teens for many years, and they are my passion. I know how to connect with adolescents, help them understand their needs, and identify their strengths. I advocate for them because they don’t know how to do this for themselves, and I work to give them hope and courage to be authentically themselves.
Low self-esteem can be caused by a wide array of different life experiences. I guide people to identify the different aspects of their lives which have contributed to feeling bad about themselves, and I help them gain a new perspective where they can begin to welcome imperfection and accept self-love.
I have much experience working in treatment for eating disorders. I know the individual struggles someone with an eating disorder faces, and I can provide education to family members, parents, partners, and friends on how to support their loved ones. I additionally have experience working with specialized populations: adolescents, orthorexia, high-functioning autism, and co-occurring disorders.
Today, everyone experiences anxiety in some form. I help people who are suffering from anxiety increase their awareness so they can better manage the thoughts which keep them from being able to enjoy life. I help people learn to live with anxiety in a healthy way rather than trying to avoid it or hide it.
Body Image Issues, Personal Growth
Body Empowerment is a book discussion group for people who suffer from negative body image problems. This group brings a sense of community for those who are interested in living an anti-diet lifestyle. We will meet for four meetings total and are going to be reading Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison. Please visit the web address below for more information and to sign-up. https://www.suzannesanchezcounseling.com/services/body-empowerment-group/
Group Meets: Sundays
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Group Size: 6-10
Session Length: 90
Address: 8555 SW Apple Way, Ste 320, Portland, Oregon 97225Join The Group
If you’ve been diagnosed with an eating disorder by a healthcare professional, and you would like to get peer support in working towards or maintaining recovery, than this group is for you. Join us in processing the emotions and thoughts common to those with eating disorders. For more information: https://www.suzannesanchezcounseling.com/services/eating-disorder-recovery-group/
Group Meets: Mondays
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Group Size: 4-8
Cost: $50, insurance accepted
Address: Currently Virtual (Zoom), OregonJoin The Group
Child or Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorder
If you have a teen who needs has been diagnosed with an eating disorder by a healthcare professional and would benefit from a recovery-focused community, than this will be a good fit for them. Teens will be supported in processing pressures unique to the teen experience of today’s society. More information: https://www.suzannesanchezcounseling.com/teen-talk-eating-disorders/
Group Meets: Tuesdays
Start Time: 4:00 pm
Group Size: 4-8
Cost: $50, Insurance accepted
Session Length: 60
Address: Virtual Meetings (Zoom), OregonJoin The Group
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