I provide a welcoming and affirming environment for you to make positive changes in your life.
Sex Therapist in Portland, OR
I have extensive experience working with people who identify as LGBTQ and their allies. During my career I have worked with many clients who are seeking support around some facet of their sexual orientation, as well as clients who are not looking for support with their sexuality specifically, but who want a therapist that "gets them."
For clients who don't necessarily identify with "mainstream" ideas about sexuality, having a therapist who understands where they are coming from and brings sex positivity can make all the difference.
Concerns about sexual functioning take a nuanced and specialized approach. I have specific training in treating concerns about sexual functioning including erectile dysfunction, sex addiction, low desire, and differing libidos. I bring sensitivity, compassion, and practical solutions that produce lasting results.
Using a psychodynamic approach helps clients make connections between past experiences, family history, and present behavior. Sometimes understanding our inner-workings can help us understand our deepest needs.
Motivational interviewing is a powerful tool to help you make decisions, identify goals, and make lasting changes in your life. This technique empowers you to understand and then take steps towards what you want.
Sometimes the biggest barriers we face are the thoughts in our heads. CBT is a powerful and active technique to help you identify and change negative thought patterns in order to feel better about yourself and your life.