Effective Expansive Therapy
I offer EMDR, Mindful CBT, Body-Centered, Transpersonal Psychotherapy for individuals and couples.
Transpersonal psychotherapy focuses on the spiritual or transpersonal dimensions of your experience, in addition to your psychological and emotional well-being.
I can help you recognize and develop your full potential, and connect with a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. My approach to therapy can be particularly helpful if you are seeking a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the world, and if you are seeking to integrate spiritual experiences into your life, and/or if you are in pursuit of a creative project and you are experiencing blocks.
Through deep introspection of what your needs are in therapy, and what outcomes you are wishing to achieve, I may incorporate techniques such as Functional Meditation, EMDR, Creative Visualization, and other techniques that will help you feel more empowered. My goal is to help you experience the healing you need to move forward in your life with more strength, resiliency and creative flow.
I have been in private practice for over 15 years.
I can help if you want to:
Strengthen Your Relationship With Your Own Creativity
Strengthen Your Relationship With Your Own Intuition
Create Healthier Habits You Enjoy
Create A Sustainable Spiritual Practice, One You Enjoy
Strengthen A Healthy Relationship With Your Body, Your Mind, And With Others
Heal from Divorce/Dissolution of Relationship and Stepping into Thriving
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakens."
I have been a student of meditation for over 30 years, and incorporate functional meditation into my work. I use meditation as a tool so you can experience it in a way that is more engaging than if you were listening to an audio or doing it on your own. I have also engaged in various different spiritual practices and study throughout my adult life. I love holding space for other's spiritual inquiry/path - whatever it is. I have completed the Death Doula Training from The Inelda Institute have been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2006.
Before my career as a psychotherapist, I was a licensed massage therapist. I had my own private practice as well as worked for hospice home care.
I've been involved in music performance and have insight into the high demands and perfectionism that can go along with being in the arts. I feel that in order to create art with depth, one must feel deeply. At times, it can be hard to hold those feelings. I can help with this.
Among other things, I feel most connected and at peace when I am writing, playing music with my partner, and being in nature with said partner and my beloved pets (I have two dogs and one cat who hikes with me on a leash right alongside his canine siblings.) I understand intimately the power of connecting spiritual practice with creative outlets. I am called to this career because I have benefited from what I have learned from my teachers and mentors to whom I am grateful, and, I love what I do!
I trained in EMDR, Body-Centered therapy, CBT, Gottman Technique, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, The Enneagram and many other modalities that I use to help each of my clients in whatever unique way they need.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (ID #C2876) in the State of Oregon and I have earned a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association as well as the Oregon Counseling Association.