Self Discovery, LLC
The wound is the place where Light enters you -Rumi-
Our life journey has unexpected and overwhelming challenges and tragedy. During these times it is normal to feel trapped, confused and disconnected from ourselves and those we love. It take courage to recognize and seek help from trained psychotherapists.
My purpose is to offer a safe place to sort out what has gone wrong and to join with you as we mindfully explore your unique set of circumstances. With time and intentional practice you can build skills to navigate challenges and experience peaceful, joyful life. I am a 200 hr trained yoga instructor. My primary approach is mindful based cognitive behavioral therapy involving movement and sensation.
I have a extensive background in the practice of social work. Starting in 1985. I worked with refugees fleeing to the US and have developed a deep understanding of trauma and PTSD from those seeking asylum from the devastation of war and genocide. I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento in 2004. Since moving to Portland in 2007 I have worked as a hospice social worker and devoted much time to counseling those who have a terminal medical illness and their loved ones. I am EMDR trained. As a person who has struggled for over 28 years type I diabetes I offer coping techniques and tools to live life to the fullest in spite of physical challenges.
My fees are just $40 per 50 minute session or a sliding scale. I accept cash or credit card at the time of each visit. The connection between a therapist and client is key therefore the one time 30 minute face to face consultation is at no charge. I believe that each individual is a expert in their own life and that together we can utilize mindfulness to explore the perceptions, emotions and thoughts that are influencing your life and keep what has been working and to let go of what no longer serves you in order to find, balance, happiness and connection within yourself and others.