Life is full of ups and downs. We celebrate happy times and navigate our way through the challenges. When unexpected trauma and tragedy occur, we are often left feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and those we love. It takes courage to seek help. Finding the right person who will listen, and work with you to release the effects of trauma that is trapped in your nervous system so you can go forward with confidence to experience freedom and joy in everyday interactions.
I offer a comfortable space to discuss the unique set of circumstances impacting your ability to manage life. I utilize several psychological approaches such as EMDR, Attachment Theory, Mindful Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems theory and adapt them to meet your needs and goals. I am a 200 YTT instructor and recognize the impact of distorted thoughts and triggering emotions in our body. Together we will identify both your known and unknown strengths and resources then put them into practice. With time, your connections with others will strengthen and your life will become full of a stronger sense of purpose and joy to embrace the life you are meant to have.
My background is in Social Work. I graduated in 2004 with my Masters Degree from California State University, Sacramento. I counseled at-risk youth in Stockton, California from 2004-07 before moving to Oregon and making Portland my home. I have a decade of experience in Hospice Social work. From sitting at the bedside of terminally ill patient’s and supporting their loved ones I have gained a perspective of the struggles and trumps of living that keep me grounded in my everyday life. My fees are $ 90 for a 50 minute session with a sliding scale as needed. Sliding scale is available for those who qualify. I do not bill for insurance at this time. The relationship between and client and therapist is key therefore I offer a one time 30 minute face to face consultation at no charge. Whatever you decide to do I hope that you find the right person to meet your needs and wish you the very best on your own Journey of Self Discovery.