“I am breathing in. I am breathing out.” Thich Nhat Hahn
I believe we are all striving to live a connected and fulfilled life, but sometimes it can be challenging to figure out how to best achieve this. Therapy can provide an opportunity to illuminate those aspects of your life that may be inhibiting your overall well-being, giving you a chance to gain new insights so you can move forward with more intention.
Feelings such as frustration, sadness, depression, anxiety, loneliness, anger, shame, and marginalization often stem from unmet core needs. Drawing from a number of theoretical approaches such as mindfulness- based therapy, Non-Violent Communication, and Internal Family Systems we will work to uncover your unmet needs by looking at those areas of your life in which you are not feeling fulfilled. We will then identify how to most successfully meet these needs by exploring what has or has not worked in the past, ultimately helping you feel more connected to yourself, others, and life in general.
For couples trying to regain or strengthen intimacy in their relationships, the above modalities can also be helpful. The more skilled you become at recognizing your needs and identifying healthy ways to meet them, the sooner you can approach your partner from an honest, non- defensive manner, ask for what you need, and begin to feel more validated, understood, and connected.
I offer a supportive, non-judgmental environment for all individuals and lifestyles.
I offer LBGTQ affirmative therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have a Masters in Counseling from Portland State University with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health. I do not accept insurance at this time, but I do offer a sliding scale. Payment is due in the form of cash, check or credit card.
I look forward to hearing from you.