If you’re reading this, we already know you’re struggling. You’re feeling like every one else seems to have it all together, why can’t you?
Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Anxiety is one of our greatest afflictions as a society. We frequently work with clients with anxiety disorders of all kinds, including panic, OCD, and PTSD. We use many approaches to treat anxiety, but pull from cognitive behavioral therapy approaches, mindfulness, and exposure and response prevention (ERP) to help you learn skills to manage these intensely uncomfortable experiences.
I work alongside survivors of trauma and abuse frequently in my practice of therapy. I use a trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy lens and Narrative Therapy in order to help you re-story your experience.
We are trained to consider presenting issues from a contextual family systems lens and are always considering complex intergenerational trauma and other family dynamics in our work with all clients- whether you come to therapy with your family or as an individual.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works strategically to help you identify your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how they all interact to create your internal world.
I was trained in expressive arts through my graduate program and enjoy using drawing, painting, sand tray, play therapy, and drama therapy to help support your growth. Let me know what your interests are and we\'ll find a way to incorporate it into your treatment plan!
Our relationship with our selves and others begins with our experience of attachment to our caregivers. Attachment is a huge influential part of our behaviors in relationship with everyone in our lives- our partners, children, parents, families, and friends.
Exposure therapy is considered the most evidence based treatment for anxiety and OCD. I utilize this approach with those experiencing a phobia, generalized anxiety, PTSD, or obsessive thought patterns.
I utilize an exposure and response prevention model (ERP) to help my clients manage feelings of panic related to anxiety, PTSD, or OCD.
I work with adopted and foster children, teens, and adults. I am an adoptee myself and have specialized training to serve this community from my participation in Portland State University's Foster and Adoption Therapy Certificate Program.
We have expertise working with the LGBTQIA+ population as well as open, poly, or ethically non-monogamous individuals, couples, or polycules. Many clinicians at our practice identify on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, and we consider ourselves lifelong allies to the queer community.
We believe the relationship between clinician and client is the groundwork that leads to effective therapy. Creating a solid connection and mutual respect allows deep work to occur in the therapy room.