I'm a mental health and addiction recovery counselor currently providing telehealth services in Oregon. I'm accepting new clients.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Hillsboro, OR
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts by interrogating and uprooting negative or irrational beliefs. CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. Feeling distressed, in some cases, may distort one’s perception of reality. CBT aims to identify harmful thoughts, assess whether they are an accurate depiction of reality, and, if they are not, employ strategies to challenge and overcome them.
Humanistic therapy is a mental health approach that emphasizes the importance of being your true self to lead the most fulfilling life.It’s based on the principle that everyone has their own unique way of looking at the world. This view can impact your choices and actions. Humanistic therapy also involves a core belief that people are good at heart and capable of making the right choices for themselves. If you don’t hold yourself in high regard, it’s harder to develop your full potential.
Integral therapy, similar to holistic therapy, is a therapeutic practice that takes an integrative approach and looks at the connections between a client’s mind, body and spirit. Like other types of mindfulness-based therapy, integral therapy is designed to help a client’s attention focus on the present moment and achieve clarity. Integral therapists use multiple approaches to addresses issues and encourage self-awareness and self-acceptance in clients.
Stress, addiction, trauma, disappointment, and loss can impact our wellness and the balance in our lives. Wellness requires that we balance work with play and rest, balance time out for recuperation and recovery with living our lives fully and productively, and balance the desire for rapid change with the known effectiveness of slow changes to build good habits. Good habits reduce our use of maladaptive behaviors and substances to try and self-medicate.
I have significant experiencing working with a wide range of thought disorders ranging from schizophrenia, brief psychotic disorder, substance induced psychotic disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and thought driven personality disorders. This also relates to working with significant anxiety and stress and how the continued impact of chronic stress can change how we think about ourselves and the world arounds us.
Everyone experiences stress, but no one experiences that stress in the same way. As stress can come from one or multiple sources, it is not as easy to work on reducing stress as simply prescribing meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, or other stress reducing techniques. Instead, it requires a holistic method to examine the impacts of stress across 8 dimensions of one's wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, occupational, environmental, social, financial, and spiritual wellness.