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We tend to think we should be able to go it alone, or talk with a friend,...or just TRY HARDER
when life feels overwhelming and difficult to bear. Sometimes these attempts fall short, making it easy to blame ourselves, feel discouraged and disconnect from ourselves and our relationships. Even asking for help seems hard! That's why I am passionate about helping individuals and couples who are courageously finding their way through those tough times. I believe that we all have an internal wellspring of strength, wisdom, and hope - and counseling offers gentle guidance and support to move toward feeling better, even in the face of difficult challenges. In therapy, we partner together to explore and embrace your story, consider new ways of being and relating, and carve new paths of hope and possibilities for you to live, love, heal and grow. My approach is to be 'real' with you and to create a place where you are valued just as you are. We will work together to discover the inherent value of what it means to be uniquely you, letting go of what's holding you back, and finding the freedom to embrace a life of authentic whole-heartedness. I believe you deserve that.
Self Esteem/Shame resilience
EFT Couples Counseling/Relational difficulties
Education, Training & Supervision
Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, George Fox University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Oregon State University
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship
ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
I am a registered LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) Intern with the state of Oregon.
My supervisor is Lindsay McGrath, MS, LMFT (T0181)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
I'm a native of the beautiful Pacific Northwest and while the Portland rain isn't my favorite thing, as Dorothy says, "There's no place like home!" My background as a business professional in technology, advertising, and start-up culture provides me with an understanding of the pressures you may be facing in your work life. As a wife and mom, I've wrestled with the challenge of balancing all the expectations and demands of home life and parenthood, as well as unexpected hardships along the way. The gifts of healing and growth gained through my own counseling experience brought me to this second career as a Counselor.
In my free time, I enjoy exploring new places, trying new restaurants, watching episodes of The Office :) and spending time with my friends and family. The center of my family's universe is this cute black & white Lhasa Apso named Tiki.
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Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one
wild and precious life?