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Counselor in Portland, OR
Both children and adults use their attachment experiences in relationships to design their interactions, inner lives, and beliefs about the world. Sometimes those relationships go awry, and we move through the world without realizing how or why things feel hard. Substance and behavior addictions often develop when we have unhealed attachment experiences. Understanding our attachment styles, how they interact, and how they drive us in our decisions can open up new ways of living and of relating.
I chose a relationship and family therapy focus in my studies, and understand most healing occurs in relationships. We internalize others' messages, beliefs, and build our inner world based on interactions. Sometimes our inner world or the way we interact needs to be restructured for us to develop fully or live in a way that feels healthy and satisfying. The therapy relationship can be an effective place to work on making changes.
Relationships define us, in many ways. I use the therapeutic relationship to model healthy attachment dynamics. I use interpersonal neurobiology and a trauma informed lens to support your healing from attachment wounds and disruptions, and with other additional tools, to support your parenting from from your values. I have particular experience in supporting parents in recovery to rebuild family relationships.
Stepping into your whole self can be overwhelming, joyous, complicated. We can explore your internal world, messages you've been given by society, and work toward your most authentic understanding of yourself. I provide letters of support for clients seeking medical interventions.
Stepping into your whole sense of self can be shocking, overwhelming, joyous, complicated. I will support your deepened sense of authentic self and your work toward safety, health, and respect in your relationships. I can provide letters of support for clients seeking medical interventions.
I use the therapeutic relationship to model healthy relationship qualities. I can support your own healing from attachment wounds and disruptions, and also support your ability to parent from your values.
I use interpersonal neurobiology and attunement and grounding techniques to support your movement out of protective response patterns that no longer support you.