People reach out to me for a variety of reasons....big changes in life, feelings of depression, anxiety, or loneliness, feeling overwhelmed or lost, working through past trauma, or relationship struggles are just some of them.
The need for closeness and connection is universal, and that is perhaps the most common of reasons.
Individuals may come to examine patterns they bring to relationships that continue to challenge them in regard to building healthy partnerships romantically, in their community, and in relation to themselves.
My work is grounded in mindfulness, presence, attunement, and compassion for self/other.
For those who are working through trauma or stuck places I may use EMDR, a trauma protocol that has proven effective for many.
I have a style that weaves EMDR with somatic reflection and mindfulness.
My early start as a clinician was guided by three years of intensive supervision and support from Dan Hughes, PhD, the founder of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. He continues to be my guide as I have internalized his teachings (as is what occurs with a healthy attachment figure!). He is a fabulous mentor I continue to admire.
I also appreciate the work of Dyana Fosha and have received training in her model of care, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). Her model is similar to DDP and has informed my work with adults.
EMDR is a trauma treatment protocol that I use regularly and continue to receive training and consultation to work with clients with this intervention.
My dance/movement/somatic interventions have been formed by the work with all of the above, as well as through my training with Soul Motion, a conscious dance practice, a community that I treasure and continue to study with. It is a way of mindfully moving with self, other, and the world that I am also excited to bring to my work with online and in person offerings with Soul in Motion.
I am currently only seeing people online or by phone. It had been my hope to be in an office in the fall....so clients will have an option to see me in person. This decision, however, is dependent upon the guidance from my licensing board.
I have found value in being able to work online, as it decreases our carbon footprint, I can meet with anyone in the state of Oregon (as I'm only licensed as a counselor here), clients have felt more comfortable with being in their own environments, it has provided unique opportunities for me to virtually be in their space with them, animals and partners can be present, we can pull in others from other locales, and I feel like the work has been equally powerful and impactful.
I do currently have space for individuals. I'm only submitting billing for Pacific Source and First Choice....all others will receive a receipt that you can turn in for reimbursement (please check with your insurance company to see if they cover out of network providers).
Update 9/7/2021: Currently full