Helping those with complex trauma and anxiety heal their wounds through EMDR and Somatic approaches.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
Coaching and Therapy Program, "From Burnout to Bliss" 6 step program specifically designed to help those in the helping professions, moms, and other caregivers to address their unique needs and create flourishing lives and careers.
Experienced in integrating Spirituality and Mindfulness to increase coping skills and address life transitions and problems from a heart-centered, soulful perspective.
Addressing perfectionism and "mom guilt" from a self-compassion and mindfulness lens.
In February 2020 I became a Certified Professional Coach, CPC. I use coaching's solution-focused, strength-oriented framework to help my clients reach their goals.
I have training in Mindfulness and my own daily Mindfulness practice. I can also integrate Spiritual approaches if that is meaningful and fits within my clients' belief systems.
I have over 12 years of experience, training, and certifications in several types of therapies and I find using a blend of approaches to fit my clients' needs works best.
Coaching and therapy for parents of young adults who are struggling to "launch". Extensive experience in supporting parents to change their role and support their young adult to take ownership, find direction, and source internal drive.
Childhood, complex and attachment trauma treated with a blend of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to address trauma response and and Internal Family Systems. Focused on sensory, emotional and cognitive responses while resourcing and increasing tolerance for difficult emotions. Somatic interventions, using the wisdom of the body, support deep healing. For PTSD with involuntary recall, I use the Rewind Technique developed by Dr. David Muss; a brief intervention that can provide closure.
I specialize in working with family members that have loved ones with substance use and addiction, and also parents of young adults who are struggling to launch. And you don't have to drag them in to therapy to work on the relationship, I can help you individually using skills from the Community Reinforcement and Family Training model (CRAFT) developed by Dr. Robert Meyers which I'm certified in.
Did you know that anxiety is stored in the body? It can be very insidious, affecting every aspect of your life. I work from a body-centered approach to heal anxiety, pulling from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, IFS, and CBT. We can get to know the anxiety with compassion, understand it's function, and find ways to soothe it.