About My Clients
I offer my clients deep empathy, kindness, and curiosity for and about their lives. I hold space for others. I generate very little judgment. I make room for feeling. I am authentic and don't wear a mask. I believe that each person is the highest authority on their own experience. I view counseling as an opportunity to collaborate on approaches toward healing.
My Background and Approach
My therapeutic orientation integrates AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), Hakomi, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, attachment theory, mythology, imagery, and somatic practices. I have completed the two-year comprehensive training through Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (or M.E.T.A, a somatic therapy modality), and assisted in that program. I am a Level II AEDP therapist and am continuing learning in that tradition. I hold an advanced degree in Counseling from Lewis & Clark College, where I interned for the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and in the counseling center at the National University of Naturopathic Medicine.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My practice is informed by a strong set of social justice values; access to counseling is one of the cornerstone issues in the dismantling of white supremacy and its oppressive systems. Counseling is one of the oldest human traditions in which a person can begin to heal through the honest and seeing eyes of another.