I love to help others discover the strength and beauty they have within themselves.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Oswego, OR
I utilize mindfulness for many of my clients who experience anxiety in different forms. This may look like deep breathing, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and learning to be in the present (often a combination of all of these!)
CBT provides excellent tools to deal with anxiety, depression, OCD, and other road blocks. In a short period of time I can teach you relaxation techniques, mindfulness exercises, and how to refute negative thoughts that clutter your mind so that you can focus on what you truly are passionate about!
I utilize creativity therapy to help remove blocks that may be preventing you from being the best version of yourself. We might utilize paint, colored pencils, clay or other materials in this process. This kind of therapy is great for: *releasing unrecognized trauma *Dissolving emotional blocks *Healing old wounds *Building real awareness of identity
I have extensive experience with anxiety disorders, chronic worry, and panic attacks. As someone who had her first panic attack at age 14, I can not only empathize with people who struggle with anxiety, but have learned many amazing tips and tricks along the way in my own journey towards health!
Navigating chronic illness along with mental health symptoms can be difficult, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help you utilize tools to successfully manage these conditions and have the best quality of life for you and for your family.
I have worked with many couples of all orientations to learn now to communicate and build a better life together. Here are some topics I work with most often: Navigating the path to intimacy, Effectively sharing and communicating emotions, Creating romance between best friends, Juggling career, children, and intimacy, Being vulnerable , and Building and repairing the safety of trust. I have experience working with non heteronormative relationships, including poly couples, gay and lesbian relationships, and kink dynamics.