School Psychologist turned LPC Intern- Body positive, action-oriented, culturally responsive, compassionate realism
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
Supervised by Emelie Blank, MA, LPC
Theoretically I find narrative therapy close to my heart. We use language to help make sense of the world around us and the words we use have power.
Primarily I use a mix of theories and therapeutic approaches because my clients present with a variety of issues, and supports will look a variety of ways. I utilize ACT, DBT, and CBT skills, while keeping in mind systems and their impact.
I have attended multiple trainings and utilize this approach consistently.
As a member of the queer community I have passionately supported students as they navigate their identity and how their identity and the world interact. Additionally I specialize in supporting parents and partners of trans people to navigate their own emotional reactions.
I have worked in middle and high schools for over a decade as a licensed School Psychologist. I have extensive training in educational psychology, educational disabilities, and educational and disability laws. I have a keen understanding of the pressures and struggles unique to that age group. I have provided counseling and group therapy to teens for issues ranging from anxiety and depression, self harm reduction, gender expansive and trans support, and friendship and school skills.