Clinical Social Work Associate
I provide a warm, engaging, and authentic space as we work together to find meaning, balance, and healing through life's many transitions.
1111 E Burnside St., Ste. 100
Portland, OR 97214
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2012
My ideal clients are navigating the intricate terrain of life's transitions, seeking support for grief and loss, identity exploration, the complexities of death anxiety and existential crises, and those who carry the weight of intergenerational trauma. In our therapeutic journey, we delve into the profound quest for meaning, and explore the depths of existence. My client's cultivate presence, find ways to engage with life authentically, hope to restore balance, and find life's purpose.
I believe that existential therapy offers a transformative path from feelings of loneliness, death anxiety, and being lost to one of meaning making, balance, and personal transformation. It allows me to guide individuals on their unique journeys, helping them find purpose and understanding in the face of life's transitions and challenges. I have a background as a social worker, death doula, and life-cycle educator, which lends itself to helping others navigate existential dread.
I believe in a holistic approach to therapy. Working with the mind, body, and spirit, can help folks to feel more authentically aligned with oneself. I have a background in understanding body movement, nervous system regulation, and like to combine somatic awareness with other therapeutic interventions. By exploring emotions, body feelings, and existential meaning, I help folks to feel more balanced and whole.
I strongly believe in an authentic and collaborative therapeutic approach. Through using our relationship in the present moment, I help clients to reflect upon themselves, feel validated, and offer a safe and healthy connection while helping clients to work on life's challenges.
I like to help client's explore the inner beliefs that one holds in order to gain fuller insight and relationship to oneself. As we explore spirituality and consciousness, growth and transformation, meaning and purpose, I hope to provide a deepening of connection to oneself.
I have spent the last 15 years sitting with those living with loss. I am passionate about providing grief-informed care and bring a wealth of experience with me. I am not here to save you from your pain, but to witness and hold space for you to move through your grief. My greatest purpose in life is to help those who are feeling grief after a profound loss.
Loss or Grief
We are not meant to grieve alone. We are meant to be witnessed and held as we flow through our grief. Come and grieve together in a community of others living with loss after a death. "Grieving Together" is facilitated by a grief & loss expert who will help reflect, guide, and connect you to yourself and others as we make space for all the multifaceted expressions of grief.
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