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Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
Supervised by Natasha Laumei MA, LPC
We are always growing, and that can be an uncomfortable and frightening process, I walk alongside my clients as we explore together the next steps forward. This may inculde grief over the past or letting go of certain things in looking towards hopes for the future. I love the chance to be a witness and team member on this journey.
Life transitions are difficult, and often we need help moving through them. Whether this is coming out, changing relationships, losing a job, etc. I support my clients as we explore together what a life transition holds for them.
I have worked with those experiencing issues related to LGBTQ, but also those who are part of the LGBTQ community who simply want a therapist who is affirming and understanding. BOTH are welcome here.
It is difficult to feel allowed to be fully ourselves, this is often ties to how we feel about and look at ourselves. While there are ways to help ourselves in this area, I've seen one of the best ways is to have a helper to come look with us, and build foundation with us!
Have you ever told someone "One part of me wants this, but the other part..." We all have different "parts" within us. One part of us craves change, while another part fights it to feel safe. One part wants us to be self-critical, before others can, while another part of us wants to hold self-compassion. Sometimes it can be a little hard to hold these all. I love to hear each of these parts out, and help you become more fully and genuinely you without crushing or dismissing parts of who you are.
We are all holistic humans, it is important to me to keep this in mind in therapy and take in the uniqueness of all my clients. To me, being a humanistic therapist is a chance to be just as human as those I help and to use that humanity to build self compassion, awarenss and hope in my clients.
Gestalt is a great way to get unstuck and out of traditional therapy, I find it promotes movement in growth in a very experiential way. This may include art or acting or movement, but often comes in the form of awareness. A therapist who practices gestalt helps humans to have another mirror, as I point of interesting things I see and feel and hear, so we can look at them together and find some meaning.