Want to explore the depths of your inner world, but old trauma keeps blocking your growth? HMU for some EMDR.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
As a social justice driven, queer, non-binary human, I have an understanding of the mental, emotional, and spiritual toll that oppression takes. I believe cultural humility and taking systems into account is imperative in the therapeutic process and is something I intend to uphold in our time together.
I like helping poly folks and families deepen their connections through understanding and having compassion for each others'attachment styles, as well as take steps to define and honor the boundaries of all involved.
I specialize in addictions through my master's program at Lewis & Clark. We’ll look at what your goals are concerning substances or behaviors and help you understand the barriers in achieving them.
I believe our early relationships inform how we interact with each other today. Understanding your attachment style is helpful in understanding how you exist in relation to others.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference... EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment. Eye movements (or other bilateral stimulation) are used during one part of the session. -EMDR Institute
The theory behind somatic therapy is that the mind, body, spirit, and emotions are all related and connected to each other. As a result, the stress of past emotional and traumatic events affects the central nervous system and can cause changes in the body and even in body language, often resulting in altered facial expressions and posture as well as physical pain. Somatic therapy helps you to release... the emotions that remain in your body from these past negative experiences. -Psychology Today
I have used IFS to treat a wide variety of mental health conditions and psychological wounds. I've applied it in relationship and individual counseling.
I specialize in PTSD and use evidence based treatments to help the healing process.