I am a mindfulness-based, somatic therapist. I support you in integrating the known and unknown parts of yourself, moving towards choice.
Associate Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Supervised by Justin Rock, LPC
How do you understand your place in the universe? Whether we are atheist, agnostic, religious, spiritual, or recovering from religion trauma, we all grapple with who we are in this world and how to find meaning and purpose. My graduate degree specialization is in mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling, and I utilize a variety of approaches in secular Buddhist and transpersonal psychology to help you define your sense of spirituality (or lack thereof) on your own terms.
Codependency can mean a lot of things: I define it as the ways in which we unconsciously make agreements with others in which both parties get their needs met in indirect (and sometimes harmful) ways. Working through codependency involves getting in touch with our true motivations, realizing where we have charged others with our care, and taking ownership of our own feelings and needs. My approach is influenced by my studies in Nonviolent Communication and the 12-step philosophy.
Therapy doesn't have to just be about "healing" wounds from childhood, but also living into our potential. Our wounds can often be the greatest access points to self-awareness and eventual growth. What lights you up in life? How do you engage with challenges and learn from them? What would it feel like if you were one step closer to your authentic self? What does authenticity mean for you? These are questions we can explore as you reflect on how you want to show up in the world.
I believe that a holistic awareness of self includes how we understand our place in the universe. We all grapple with who we are and how to find meaning and purpose in life, whether we are atheist, agnostic, religious, recovering from religion trauma, spiritual, or somewhere in between. My graduate degree concentration was Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling, and I aim to support you in exploring and defining your own sense of spirituality (or lack thereof) on your own terms.