I create a safe space that is transparent, compassionate, collaborative, welcoming and meets you exactly where you are. I am client-centered, with a non-judgmental, open-minded and curious lens.
I believe that the client-therapist relationship is the most important anchor in therapy. I honor your time, your needs and the sharing of your journey. Entering into therapy can feel vulnerable and exposing, and it shows courage and determination. I view this choice as a form of wisdom and self-love, and see it as a leap of reconnection to the deeper layers within yourself that will lead to more growth, acceptance and contentment. Whether your needs are focused on the short-term, or the long-term, I welcome them.
I use empathic, active and supportive listening with a strengths-based approach. I also use guided meditation to root into the present moment. I want to empower you and your narrative, and assist you in forming positive, cognitive reframes. At times, underlying beliefs can be misleading and create inner discord. I want to support you in pausing and redirecting your thought patterns and inner narrative towards what most serves you.
I received a Master’s of Social Work with a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from PSU in 2013. For the past 6 years, I have been offering mental health support and interventions to clients in our community in clinical and hospital settings.
If you’re interested in meeting, please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Or, you can reach me by phone at 503-683-2523. I look forward to hearing from you.