I am a holistic therapist who is passionate about supporting and walking alongside others as they heal, grow, and reconnect to themselves.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
When an overwhelming life event occurs, your brain can freeze in response. Rather than process and store the event in your long-term memory, the brain may leave the episode in its emotional region. This unprocessed, static memory can linger, triggering patterns of negative beliefs, feelings, and physical symptoms. EMDR is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that heals past wounds so you can be fully present in the life you want.
Holistic therapy includes all aspects of your being: mind, body and spirit. I blend elements from a variety of approaches and tailor them according to each client’s needs and goals. This includes traditional psychotherapy approaches with lifestyle balance and nutrition.
Coaching is an interactive process that helps you identify and achieve personal and professional goals. I utilize a holistic, solution-focused approach to help you grow and maximize your performance and success in any area of life. I'm like your personal trainer for life, taking you to the next level financially, personally and spiritually.
I utilize a cognitive behavioral framework to help you identify and challenge cognitive distortions and barriers getting in the way of reaching your goals.
My work with clients involve exploring the underlying thoughts, feelings, and related experiences associated with anxiety as well as the body’s response to stress. I use evidence-based techniques to build skills and awareness around triggers and symptoms. We will learn techniques to calm the physical stress response and reshape the body’s response to triggering events.
Loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, a health diagnosis, life transitions such as moving to a new city, ending a career, or ending a relationship can bring on manifestations of grief. I support clients by providing a safe and supportive environment to process and work through their grief and learn new ways to cope through these difficult times.
Self-care is an important way to maintain your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Stress behaviors and illnesses can surface when we don’t take care of ourselves. I work with clients in developing a healthy self-care routine. With a proper self-care plan in place you can increase energy, improve health, gain focus, and feel more balanced.
I believe that each couple has their own unique needs, challenges and history. I help couples to explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors may be impacting their relationship in both positive and negatives ways. Counseling provides a safe space for you and/or your partner to express yourself in new ways and learn foundational tools for better conflict resolution, communication and understanding.
Whether it's pervasive or situation-specific, anxiety sucks the spark from life. In my work with people with anxiety, I use cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy to build skills and awareness around their triggers and symptoms.