I am licensed to work with clients in the states of OR & WA. I work with all my clients from a place of acceptance, caring, and empowerment.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Feminist therapy is informed by the belief that social marginalization based on gender, sexuality, and other minority identities has an integral, wounding, and oppressive impact on our sense of self-worth and identity, as well as access to basic safety, security, and fundamental resources and opportunities. Feminist therapy is not just for women, and can be a powerful tool for any individual interested in building awareness of and integrating anti-oppressive values in their lives.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) incorporates the presence of animals into therapy as an added source of connection and healing. The non-judging acceptance and affection of a therapy animal offers a profoundly restorative experience of love and understanding that can deepen and at times transcend the cerebral process of talk therapy.
EMDR can be used alone or with other therapies to treat trauma, reduce symptoms, and provide significant psychological and somatic relief for clients. EMDR targets specific memories and reminders of trauma and combines cognitive, emotional, and somatic processing with neurological stimulation to reduce the levels of distress and continuing influence caused by these traumas and provide a pathway to integrate these original traumas into an adaptive and resilient perspective.