True Refuge Art Therapy

True Refuge Art Therapy

Art Therapist

Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy and Counseling Licensed Art Therapist (ATR) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Portland, Oregon.

Client Status

accepting clients



835 SE Stephens Street

Suite 203

Portland, 97214-4636

At a Glance


Rate: $50-$125

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2013

Languages: English, Español

Faith: Buddhism


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Ideal Client

"Disasters catapult people into experiences beyond ordinary reality. Although there are many ways to initiate a heroic journey, the call to adventure usually comes unexpectedly." --Gita Morena, The Wisdom of Oz

My Approach to Helping

Therapy is a call to adventure and self-exploration. I offer a non-judgmental and supportive healing environment where clients of all ages may process difficult feelings and get to know themselves more fully through art; sandplay, and conversation. I will ask clarifying and amplifying questions to promote the integration of shadow, which brings with it revitalized possibilities for being in balance within oneself and the world.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I hold a Master's degree in Art Therapy/Counseling. I specialize in mindfulness-based Art Therapy and Jungian Sandplay for individual children, adolescents, and adults. I work with clients facing a variety of issues, including: anxiety; grief and loss; the search for meaning in mid-life; spiritual concerns; life transitions; depression; and intergenerational trauma.

Techniques I Use


  • Sand Tray External link

    I offer Sandplay Therapy in the spirit of Swiss psychoanalysts Carl Jung and Dora Kalff. As a multidimensional tool, Sandplay facilitates meaning-making through vivid construction of an imaginal world using archetypal symbols and materials. Sandplay can help a client heal old wounds and access the deepest layers of consciousness.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Awareness practices to reduce compulsive thoughts, habits, and distortions to experience the fullness of reality just as it is through all-acceptance and the cultivation of unshakable liberation of mind.

  • Art Therapy External link

    Images open a door into psyche and reveal more than words alone, often offering up their own solutions to a client's dilemma. As Mary Watkins writes, 'the image in its specificity lends us the imaginal background to each experience, thus raising the day world onto the plane of metaphorical meanings...[becoming] an eye through which one perceives and senses.'

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