I can help you grow after trauma, abuse, neglect; manage anger; navigate conflict; with spirituality or religion; with pd's.
Associate Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Supervised by Margaret Eichler, PhD LPC NCC ACS
Feminist [and Multicultural] therapy assumes (1) that female-assigned and female-presenting experiences as well as other experiences marginalized by systemic oppression) are given the utmost value; and (2) that social change is necessary for lasting individual change. A feminist therapist will typically incorporate two components: they will question society’s unchallenged assumptions; and they will question their own assumptions.
Feminist and Multicultural Therapy assumes that (1) female-assigned and female-presenting experiences as well as other experiences marginalized by systemic oppression (including racial prejudice, religious discrimination, etc) are given the utmost value; and (2) social change is necessary for lasting individual change. A feminist therapist will have two orientations: they will question society’s unchallenged norms; and they will question their own assumptions. I focus on it in training.
In our quests for gratifying work and satisfying relationships, we develop patterns (shouting when we feel mad, sobbing when we feel sad). Some grooves we get into work for us, while others do not. Yet changing our patterns is hard, as they are motivated by beliefs, emotions, behaviors, conflicts, and fantasies we keep out of our conscious awareness. Therapy creates a space of dialogue to rework your own development and try out new patterns.
Relational therapy is collaborative and focuses on the relationship between the client and the counselor. We will explore what you are hoping to achieve in therapy, and determine the ways in which I might -- or might not -- be able to provide you with the help you seek. This form of therapy is can be especially empowering and demands courage from all parties.