I am passionate about and honored to work in a field where I get the privilege of journeying alongside individuals on their path to healing.
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Troutdale, OR
Supervised by Rhys Pasimio, LPC
The basic tenets of Person-Centered Therapy align with the core values in my life both professionally and personally. This includes fostering a therapeutic relationship and space containing empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness.
I am certified in and practice Equine-Assisted Therapy in addition to traditional services. This experiential mode of therapy allows clients to explore healing in a unique and relational way with both human and horse facilitators. I have grown up around horses and adding them to my counseling work has integrated well into my professional life.
Although I still find myself learning about Narrative Therapy, I was first drawn to this modality due to its belief around people being separate from their problems. I have always found the unique story of each individual human I have encountered to be something I am fascinated with and honored to hear. In therapy, I feel privileged to get to hear one's story and help them to see the value in it themselves and create meaning in their life.
As a person with a lifelong connection to anxiety, I value assisting others in building a more functional relationship with their anxiety to improve their daily life and relationships. Anxiety is something that can get in the way of our general functioning such as with work, school, and sleep, among other areas. It can also get in the way of our social life and self-confidence. I often utilize practical tools from CBT and DBT to help people cope with anxiety, as well as explore root causes.
I am passionate about helping people identify their worth as a human being. This may look like helping people identify and see their own strengths and values, develop healthier relationships by setting boundaries and getting one's own needs met, or trying out new ways of thinking that allow room for self-exploration and trust and confidence in one's own presence, thoughts, and feelings.
Many of the clients I see are facing big life transitions when they come to therapy. Whether that is starting or ending a job, beginning college, being newly married or in a partnership, or moving. All of us experience change and transition in life, but with change often comes loss even if there are also gains. I enjoy exploring the impact and supporting individuals as they face transitions in their life and help them to process potential grief that comes alongside these changes.