Many of us are unaware that we are carrying around the echoes of traumatic experiences in our lives. I can help.
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
Supervised by Katrina Gould, LCSW
Our work will be grounded in the understanding that you are the expert in your own lived experiences. Your strength and resilience has led you to this point, and my role will be to assist you in your journey to understanding your own traumas better, and not letting them control your life. I take into consideration all of your life experiences and relationships, and blend effective strategies.
I primarily use CBT when working with problematic clutter/hoarding disorder. Twice a year, I facilitate a structured 16-week workship called “Buried in Treasures” for people who are overwhelmed by their possessions. I usually do one-on-one work after/concurrent with attendance at a Buried in Treasures workshop, but if you are unable to attend or need to get a start right away, let's talk.
I am trained in the Hakomi Method, a form of somatic experiential therapy, and am supervised by Katrina Gould LCSW who has been practicing Hakomi in the Portland area for decades.
I am aware that gender and sexuality work on a spectrum and that we are all on our own personal journey towards what works for each of us. I work to be an ally to all genders and sexual expressions: lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and the asexuality spectrum. I especially love helping clients build confidence and community after any family/community/religious institutional rejection of their transcendent and beautiful Self.
I have worked in case management for many years and am passionate about assisting those in helping professions, such as case managers, outreach workers, home visitors, and educators. Burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma come with the territory.
I have lived experience of open relationships and the structure of poly and swinger community. To avoid ethical conflicts and dual relationships, I have not been active in the Portland open relationships community in several years.