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Licensed Professional Counselor in Gresham, OR
Supervised by Kerri Anderson-Linde LPC
The Feminist perspective in counseling focuses on the importance of empowerment, and awareness of systems of oppression that impact people of all genders. What you can expect here is to be treated with respect and to have the whole person that you are, all your identities and lived experience validated and welcomed in counseling. You can expect that we can talk about the differences between our identities and lived experiences in a safe and productive way.
There is a wise core “Self” to each person, along with other “parts” which intend to be helpful but can take on unhealthy roles or “burdens”. These burdens can manifest in a myriad of ways. Parts associated with trauma and shame are often pushed down or “exiled” out of awareness. When they emerge, other parts work to suppress them. This blocks access to core Self, where they can be healed. Helping all your parts get access to core Self is a big part of the work we can do.
Person-Centered Therapy shows up in the way I see you. You can expect to be treated with unconditional positive regard, meaning I will see you as inherently good and accept you without any action or behavior needed on your part. I will try to see things from your perspective; to understand where you are coming from. You can expect for me to show up authentically. This means that I will be real with you; that my facial expressions and words will reflect my actual felt experience in the moment.