My goal as a counselor is to compassionately help you develop insight, courage, and the ability to trust in yourself to live a joyful, meaningful life.
I have a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon. I’ve worked for many years doing individual, couples, and group therapy. My professional experiences have broadened and deepened my abilities as a counselor, which I offer to you.
In my counseling practice with individuals and couples, I often use mindfulness-based approaches. These include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I’ve found that mindfulness is extremely effective in helping people cultivate resilience and a deeper awareness of themselves and the world around them. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other counseling approaches. I will always work with you in the way that serves you best.
If you’ve tried to alleviate your emotional distress, you might have found or even inadvertently created barriers you weren’t able to move past. These barriers could be caused by:
~ Family-of-origin issues
~ Self-esteem issues
~ Relationship conflicts (marriage, separation, divorce, etc.)
~ Recent or past trauma
~ Life transitions
~ Grief or loss
I’ve worked for many years helping clients with these issues, as well as their associated anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation or emptiness. My focus as a therapist is to help you resolve any barriers that may be preventing you from living a happy and healthy life.
I work respectfully with people from all cultures, races, sexual orientations, religions, and spiritual backgrounds. No matter the issue, my clients know that they are heard and accepted without judgment.
I adhere to all HIPAA and State of Oregon confidentiality rules and guidelines.
For my individual, couples, and group therapy fees, please refer to the Rates page of my website: ClearSkyCounseling.com/rates/. I accept cash, check, or credit card for payment at the time of service. Although I am an out-of-network provider, my counseling services can be billed to most health insurance companies.
To learn more about what to expect from therapy, and how I work with my clients, please visit my website. It may help you determine if my therapy style will work for you. To schedule an initial appointment or a free 15-minute phone consultation, please call or email.