I provide therapy for individuals (18+) seeking to engage in the most important relationship they will have; the one with themselves. Together, we are going to identify what obstacles are in your way, and most importantly- what defenses are you using that may be blocking you from emotional engagement, trauma healing, relationship satisfaction, maladaptive coping strategies, etc.
Additionally, I provide couples and family work (age 18+) to foster communication where you can be heard, a place to name your emotional needs, and a safe and nurturing place to identify healing for all those involved. These collaborative goals are based on the acceptance of the couple or the family members through a free video consultation with all parties to assess right fit for services.
I am licensed in the states of Oregon, California, and Washington. I can provide therapy to any person/party located in either of these states through the telehealth model and in person to Portland based clients.
I use a variety of different techniques as you are not a one size fits all individual. I utilize evidence-based therapy models effective in behavioral change like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing to illicit action. In conjunction, I additionally infuse emotion focused techniques from Internal Family Systems (IFS) & Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) to connect with and process through emotions and healing in trauma.
At the heart of each session, I use Client-Centered Therapy techniques of unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and empathetic understanding. You are the expert of your life. This piece of time you are carving out is all yours, all about you, and dedicated to your wellbeing. I am hear to help guide you, much like your GPS. You are in control of the wheel and I will re-calculate the route along the journey if needed.