Based in the Portland-Metro area, I'm a Professional Counselor Associate specializing in LGBTQIA+ issues, religious trauma, and sex therapy.
Professional Counselor Associate in ,
Supervised by Sofia Jasani, MS, LPC, NCC
As an LGBTQ person, I have lived experience and knowledge around coming out, navigating non-affirming family relationships and faith communities, exploring sexuality, and more. I actively pursue my own learning about topics involving gender and sexuality to expand my own knowledge and fill in the gaps where my lived and professional experiences fall short.
From working through sexual dysfunctions to exploring your sexuality, sexual concerns can take a toll on us individually and relationally. When our concerns impact those around us, they can become especially distressing. One of my top specialties is sex therapy, which means I am regularly researching, consulting, and seeking further training in these areas.
As an ex-evangelical queer person, I've experienced first-hand what it's like to deny who you are for your faith and community. While my experiences and knowledge are rooted in the Christian faith, folks of other faiths have had similar experiences and I recognize the need in our field to help clients work through issues of faith and spirituality.
Similar to humanistic therapy, person-centered therapy recognizes the client's potential for self-actualization, growth, and healing.
My approach to therapy places the client's identities, potential for change, and individual strengths at the forefront of their treatment.
I have read numerous books on the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, including those required for their level 1 training. I have used parts work with clients to help them heal from trauma, improve emotional regulation, and increase self-compassion.