I am a firm believer of experiential therapy and letting you decide what is helpful to you. I want you to feel safe sharing whatever you want to share. I will work collaboratively with you to determine what you want help with. The therapeutic relationship is very important to me and I will make great effort to approach you with openness and acceptance to guide the process of exploration.
I have received my Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling with a LGBTQ focus from Lewis & Clark College as of May 2017. During my graduate program I gained experience in my internships at the Domestic Violence Resource Center and Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Through those sites I have gained a lot of experience working with survivors of domestic violence and people involved with the judicial system. Both those sites helped me gain insight of the impacts of trauma and working with clients that struggle with PTSD symptoms. My caseload consisted of people from all backgrounds and ages ranged from 14-60.
The frameworks I utilize are individualized to fit your needs. I am influenced by existentialism which can allow you to reflect on yourself to reach a higher understanding of how you create meaning and purpose in the world. Another framework that I utilize is a form of narrative work that allow you to tell your story, analyze parts that you find significant, and determine what direction you want your story to head in for the future.
If you feel I might be a good fit for you then please call me at 503-622-9755 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . My standard fee is $40 per session, but a sliding scale can by applied for those that are experiencing financial hardships.