Therapeutic Style: Compassionate, Curious, and Calm
Who I am as a Therapist
My approach to therapy is rooted in mindfulness, compassion, and radical-acceptance. These elements increase our awareness and acknowledgement of our arising sensations, thoughts, emotions, memories, and support us in discovering more genuine ways of living. My approach helps clients gain a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them as well as build resilience and capacity for all emotions. All of this is in service of supporting you towards health and allowing your wholeness to emerge. In life, there is a delicate balance between the desire for change and acceptance of this moment.
I acknowledge and explore how broader systems, including systems that oppress BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized identities, contribute to your lived experience. I see counseling as a collaborative process between the client and counselor. I honor and welcome your intersectional identities. I am committed to continually learning and reflecting on how my identities contribute to the work we do together. I believe the therapeutic relationship is an important and healing part of the counseling process. I bring a gentle, present, and curious tone to the therapeutic space. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and heal when the needed environment is created.
Mental Health Challenges
- Addiction & Substance Challenges
Anxiety (General, Panic, Phobias)
Attachment & Relational Challenges
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Compassionate Communication (NVC)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
Who I am when I’m not a Therapist
I spent close to a decade of my life working in outdoor education leading extended wilderness trips. I have a deep appreciation and love for being outside with others. Also, I enjoy trail running in the abundant green spaces around Portland. When not playing outside, I enjoy listening to non-fiction Audio books. I have a growing collection of board games that I enjoy playing with my partner. My living space is filled with houseplants and I try my best to keep them alive with varying degrees of success.
- MA in Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University
Training & Experience
- Gestalt workshop led by Dorothy Charles at Esalen Institute
- Gestalt workshop lead by Chris Price and Dorothy Charles at Tribal Ground Circle
- IFS Online Circle
- Ten Day Vipassana Meditation
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