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Therapist in Portland, OR
We all get sad. But sometimes it is more than that. Often clients feel even more sad because they cant figure out the reason "why." Sometimes there is no one why! But therapy can help sort out some of the contributing factors as well as alleviate the feelings guilt that often comes along with depression.
Life is a a dance. You learn as you go. Thats true! But sometimes trite sayings are not enough to get you through. Talking with an experienced therapist can help.
It does not matter how long ago or how the loss occurred. Saying goodbye, or not being able to say goodbye is life's toughest stuff.
I utilize psychodynamic theory in my practice. Sometimes I worry that just the word of it sounds intense or old school. But in very simple terms all it really means is looking at our relationships and examining patterns of relating and living!
Anxiety serves a purpose! Its there to protect us. But many times we perceive a threat when it’s not as big as our brain leads us to believe. Finding ways to talk to yourself in times of panic or worry can be a pathway to relief. We will dig into lots of techniques to help you feel in control and equipped.
We all have our stories to share. I am so honored to be able to witness and sort through the strengths brought on by a person's darkest tales. I will create a space that helps you feel safe and supported to explore experiences that are painful to recall. Sharing your story with another empathic person can help free up emotional space to find meaning in the hurt and build room for new joys.
Exploring how attachment with caregivers early in our lives can be fertile ground for gaining new understanding to present day relationships.
You’ve got a little one now. Congratulations! This new season of life is full of complex feelings of joy, fear and loss. Perhaps, life post partum just isn’t what you thought it would be. Maybe your past childhood trauma (that you worked so hard on in therapy) has popped back up again in light of now being a parent yourself. Having a space to be honest about these feelings and experiences can help you be the parent you want to be.
I am certified in Trauma Conscious Yoga Method (TCYM) and utlized body based practices in my work. What this can look like may be noticing where a certain emotion lands in your body or engaging in certain breathing techniques or postures to assist in regulation.