I believe you will find counseling to be an integral and valuable part of your life journey.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Addressing self-esteem issues is vital in helping people reach their goals. Low self-esteem may result in difficulty in relationships and work. You can easily become discouraged and take things personally. Talk-therapy is just one proven way to help with those who suffer from low-self esteem. I will explore with you ways to strengthen your sense of self by helping you discover your values and other changes you can make to help you feel more empowered.
My hope is to understand what is contributing to the relational issues at hand. I've gained experience meeting with couples in private practice and community mental health. Relationships are a reality of life and my desire is for you to experience more satisfaction and enjoyment with others in your life. I have been trained in the Gottman Couples Therapy approach and apply it to our sessions.
Depression can be felt on many different levels. It can hold us back and hinder us from living the life we want to live! My hope is to help you sort through ways to combat this depression so you can break free from it weighing you down.
I have received two levels of Gottman Method training. I apply the interventions from this approach on a regular basis in meeting with couples.
I have received training while getting my masters degree and have since then continued to gain experience and knowledge by meeting with couples on a regular basis. I have completed the first 2 levels of Gottman training and apply these interventions when appropriate in sessions.
I have received an intensive 2 year training in DBT and have led a DBT group. This orientation is incorporated into each session.
In my sessions, I like to use approaches that best fit the client. I pull from CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, family systems and strength based approaches.