The heart of what I do is support couples and relationships in our community.
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR
Supervised by Deah Baird, LPC and Anne-Marie Benjamin, LPC
The heart of what I do is support couples and relationships in our community. Couples and intimate partners all have patterns in the way that they relate based on their early attachment histories. What this means is that when we get into relationship, we might find ourselves having the same argument about the dishes that doesn't actually feel like it is about the dishes. What I'm interested in helping you do is get to the heart of the matter and communicate about it together.
The heart of what I do is support couples and relationships in our community. When I work with individuals, I'm interested in helping you sink into being fully you while being in relationship with others. That might mean learning more about who you are, discovering your needs in relationship, getting support with boundaries and saying "no," processing your childhood and past, or growing your ability to being more vulnerable with others. I want to support you in being your full, authentic self.
The heart of what I do is support couples and relationships in our community. You may be feeling lonely, stuck, hopeless, frustrated or misunderstood. You love and care about each other, but lately it has been feeling hard to connect. You want the sweet, easy connection and intimacy that you had earlier in your relationship, and mostly just long to feel deeply seen, heard and understood.
Present-moment experience is used, with special attention on body sensations. This modality can be especially powerful when there is trauma. Bringing mindful attention to body sensations allows trauma activation to processed in a manageable way.
Couples and intimate partners all have patterns in the way that they relate based on their early attachment histories. EFT uses present-moment experience to become more aware of these usually unconscious ways of relating and help partners find more connection by communicating more vulnerably and directly to each other.
Hakomi Therapy uses present-moment experience, like thoughts, body sensations, feelings, etc., to elucidate “core material” (unconscious ways of being in the world) and transform it, often through mindful experiments.